White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900
First Visit to Auckland
First Visit to Auckland.
After the loss of the St. Leonards, Captain Todd took command of the Northumberland. Nearly, if not all, the officers and crew of the St. Leonards shipped again with Captain Todd on this ship. Among them was a young man named Wilson, who came of a seafaring family. His kit was packed in a sea chest which had accompanied his father and grandfather round the world some seven or eight times, and was regarded by Wilson as a sort of heirloom. Weeks after the St. Leonards went down this chest, almost the only salvage, by the way, was cast up on the French coast. The authorities of the French town near which it was cast up were able to ascertain the name of the owner's people. A few days before Wilson left his home again to join the Northumberland they received the chest and a very sympathetic letter from the mayor of the town, and the chest was still in a sufficiently sound condition to be used for its original purpose, and accompanied its owner on the Northumberland.
Following is the list of the voyages made by the Saint Leonards from London to New Zealand:—
|June 19||Sep. 26, '73||Petherbridge||98|
|June 3||Sep. 2, '74||Todd||91|
|Aug. 6||Nov. 12, '75||Todd||98|
|Nov. 2, '76||Todd||102|
|July 30||Nov. 5, '77||Todd||97|
|June 27||Sep. 30, '78||Todd||95|
|June 10||Sep. 27, '79||Todd||91|
|May 23||Aug. 22, '80||Todd||90|
|June 22||Sep. 23 '72||Petherbridge||93|
|Apr. 15||July 29, '81||Todd||105|
|Jan. 4||Apr. 23, '82||Todd||109|