White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Blenheim And Essex
Blenheim And Essex.
By the fifth barque, the Blenheim, 374 tons, Captain John Grey, 159 passengers arrived at New Plymouth on November 19, 1842, after a passage of 141 days from the mother Plymouth. Apparently nothing page 54 very unusual was noted about this long voyage, but it is interesting to know that the contract price for bringing out the passengers was £17 9/6 for each adult.
Last of the fleet was the barque Essex, 329 tons, Captain Oakley, which brought out 114 people, making a total of 896 for the six vessels. The Essex left Plymouth on September 3, 1842, and reached New Plymouth on January 23, 1843.