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White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885

The Storm Cloud

The Storm Cloud.

The Storm Cloud, a fine comfortable ship of 797 tons, chartered by Patrick Henderson and Co. for the conveyance of Scotch immigrants to Otago and Southland, completed three successful voyages, making the runs respectively in 89, 83, and 86 days, port to port. All the passages outward were uneventful.

The Storm Cloud sailed from Greenock on January 27, and arrived at Port Chalmers on April 26th, 1860, landing 311 passengers. Captain Campbell reported a favourable passage throughout. On her second voyage she sailed from the Clyde on May 3rd, crossed the equartor on the 25th May, and rounded the Cape on the 23rd June, arriving at Port Chalmers on July 30th, 1861, after a smart passage of 81 days land to land, and 88 port to port, landing 60 passengers. Captain Campbell was still in command. On her third voyage she brought out 206 immigrants for the Bluff and Dunedin. She sailed from Glasgow on the 14th September, and arrived at the Bluff, 85 days out port to port, on the 8th December. Port Chalmers was reached on the 21st December, 1862. Captain James Adams was in command.