ARRIVAL OF THE WILD DUCK
Wellington Independent January 25th 1870
The favorite trader Wild Duck, arrived in this harbour on Saturday morning, the 22nd January, after a fair passage of 119 days. The following is a short extract of the voyage:- October 3rd, left East India Docks, and proceeded in tow of steam tug to the Downs. 5th, sailed from the Downs. 9th, off the Land's End. 14th, spoke the ship Ariments, from Liverpool to Bombay, out eight days. 29th, spoke the ship Brothers Germain, from Cardiff to Monte Video, out twenty four days. November 4th, spoke the brig Phoebus from Cardiff to Monte Video, out thirty-two days; same day the ship Marathon, from Liverpool to Bombay, out twenty-nine days; same day, ship St Magnus from Colombo to London; same day, Spanish troop barque, America, of Bilboa, for Havannah; same day, the Dutch ship Jupiter, from Batavia to Amsterdam. November 6th, ship Petersburgh, from Cardiff. 10th, crossed the line. 16th spoke the French steamship Mameluke, homeward bound. 20th, passed the islands of Martin, Vaz, and Trinidad.; same day, spoke ship Damascus, from Melbourne to London. 5th, passed the meridian of Greenwich. 9t, passed the Cape of Good Hope,. January 3rd, off Cape Leuwin, and arrived as above.