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White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900

The Charlotte Gladstone

The Charlotte Gladstone.

the Charlotte Gladstone, a fine clipper ship of 1304 tons, was built at New Brunswick in 1865. The vessel was well adapted for the conveyance of passengers, and during the three voyages to the Dominion brought out about 900 Government immigrants. On the two first passages to Lyttelton she was under the command of Captain James Fox,
the Charlotte Gladstone At Gravesend.

the Charlotte Gladstone At Gravesend.

who first visited New Zealand in 1864 as chief officer of the British Trident when she arrived at Auckland. He also for several years commanded the England and other ships trading to the colony.

the Charlotte Gladstone sailed from London on November 4, 1870, with 153 Government immigrants. She crossed the Equator when 24 days out from the docks, and the Cape in 50 days. On January 25 she sighted Stewart Island, and arrived at Lyttelton on January 30, 1871, making the run from land to land in 76 days, or port to port in 87 days. The following year she left London on 5th November, and arrived at Lyttelton on 2nd February. In 1872 the ship sailed from London for Dunedin under Captain Isaac Paddle. Leaving London on the 2nd November, and Start Point on 11th November, she called at the Cape on 6th January, and sailed again three days later, arriving at Port Chalmers on the 16th February, 1873, 93 days from the Lizard, via the Cape. She landed 330 passengers on this occasion.

The W. E. Gladstone, another fine ship, was chartered for one voyage to New Zealand. She sailed from London on October 26, 1873, and arrived at Lyttelton on January 31, 1874, making the passage in 88 days, land to land, and 96 port to port. The tonnage of the W. E. Gladstone was 1159. She was built by McMillan, Dumbarton, in 1873, and owned by F. H. Danger.