ARRIVAL OF THE WAIROA
Evening Post September 26th 1881
The New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Wairoa , Captain Adams, arrived in harbor at 10 a.m. yesterday from London. Her passengers have all arrived in good health, and the vessel was berthed at the wharf this afternoon. She reports leaving the docks at noon on the 25th June, and cast off the tugs at noon on the 26th. Crossed the equator the 28th July, and passed the meridian of the Cape on the 21st August; made Cape Farewell on Thursday evening last, and arrived off the heads early yesterday morning. The passage from London to the latitude 35deg S. was particularly fine, and from that time the vessel had an unusual amount of wet,squally weather, making it rather uncomfortable for the passengers, the more so as very high-rolling seas were experienced all the way, causing the ship to roll considerably. From land to land, the voyage occupied only 83 days. Several vessels were spoken to during the passage, but none were bound for Wellington. Captain Adams was presented with an address, thanking him and his officers for their kindness during the voyage. We notice that Mr Nevin is still chief officer and Mr Hudson second. The Wairoa loads for London and is advertised to sail in November.