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The Evening Post September 30th 1885

The Shaw Savill and Albion Company's ship Zealandia, 1116 tons, Captain T E Phillips, from London, was towed in by the Hinemoa at 8.30 this morning. We have to thank her captain for the following particulars of the voyage:- Left London 16th June, and left the pilot off the Start on the 20th; got N E trades on the 30th, lost them in 11dg N. on 9th July; crossed the Equator ten days later in 26½dg W, lost the S E trades in 24dg S, and passed the meridian of the Cape on 15th August; passed the south end of Tasmania on 16th inst, and on the 23rd was about 200 miles off cape Farewell, with strong easterly winds till the 27th; struck soundings on Monday morning at 6 o'clock, and saw nothing till 11 yesterday morning, when it cleared off; passed Stephens Island at 3pm, and the Brothers at 8; signalled off the Pilot Station at midnight, got Assistant Pilot Shilling on board, and was brought in as above. A succession of heavy gales were encountered after passing the Cape till reaching 120dg East, during which several heavy seas were shipped, smashing the bulwarks, and one of the boats and house forward. The Zealandia brings 20 passengers, who have all arrived in good health. Levin & Co are agents for the ship.