White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900
The Green Jacket
The Green Jacket.
The ship Green Jacket, chartered by Willis, Gann, and Co., arrived at Auckland on December 1st, 1863, 121 days out from London, which was left on August 14, but final departure was not taken until the 20th of that month. The meridian of the Capo was not crossed until September 1st. On November 14th, the ship was struck by a hurricane, which carried away every stitch of canvas that was set—1700 yards of it being lost.
The ship brought 151 passengers, many of whom became well-known. They included Mr. Ben Turner (who gave a valuable collection of curios to the Auckland Museum), and his brother, then returning to New Zealand after a trip to the Old Country; Mr. Price, the well-known iron-founder of the Thames; Mr. R. Workman, Mr. Renshaw, and Mr. Driver, all of the Thames; Mr. Noah Wood, of Auckland; Mrs. Bekker (nee McQuil-liam), Auckland, and Mrs. Port, of Great North Road, Auckland.