White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900
The N.Z. Shipping Co.'s Opawa a sister ship to the Piako, was a fast sailer of 1076 tons. She was built in 1876 by Stephens of Glasgow, and traded to all the principal ports of the Dominion. She made her first appearance at Lyttelton, arriving there in 1877, in command of Captain Mclnnes, making a good run of 86 days, port to port. Her best passage outwards, however, was to Lyttelton, in 1880, when she reached port in 81 days from the Docks; and her next best passage was to Auckland in 1884—82 days from Docks. In 1883 she made the voyage from London to Lyttelton and Home again in six months nine days.
the Opawa At Port Chalmehs.
the Opawa was sold to a Norwegian firm, and is believed to be still afloat under another name.
The following are the passages made to New Zealand by the Opawa:—
|Oct. 27, '83||Jan. 18, '84||Mathers||82|
|Dec. 22, '81||Mar. 20, '82||Mathers||89|
|Oct. 3, '84||Jan. 8, '85||Mathers||97|
|Nov. 7, '85||Feb. 12, '86||Hamon||86|
|July 30||Oct. 24. '87||Hamon||86|
|Jan. 13||Apr. 30, '90||Hamon||107|
|Dec. 2, '92||Mar. 8, '93||Martin||95|
|†Dec. 27, '93||Apr. 16, '94||Martin||110|
|*Nov 7, '94||Feb. 26, '95||Martin||111|
|Jan. 20||Apr. 16. '77||McInnes||86|
|Sep. 27, '77||Jan. 3, '78||McInnes||98|
|Sep. 7||Dec. 7, '78||Triston||91|
|Aug. 5||Oct. 25, '80||Triston||81|
|April 2||July 11, '81||Mathers||99|
|Nov. 26, '82||Feb. 23. '83||Mathers||90|
|Aug. 3||Nov. 4, '86||Hamon||93|
|May 12||Aug. 25, '88||Hamon||105|
|April 9||July 7, '89||Hamon||89|
|Nov. 12, '90||Feb. 4, '91||Hamon||84|
|Land to land||75|
|Dec. 2, '91||Mar. 13, '92||Martin||100|
|Dec. 20, 95||Mar. 1, '96||Martin||101|
|—||Nov. 28, '79||Triston||95|
* Anchored at Downs for ten days.
† Called at Madeira.