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

The Wiltshire

page 188

The Wiltshire.

The Wiltshire, one of George Marshall and Son's fleet, a ship of 1,461 tons, built in 1869 by Barclay, of Glasgow, was chartered for two voyages to New Zealand. The first was made to Otago, with passengers and general cargo, under the command of Captain J. Davidson. Sailing from London on the 29th September, 1875, she reached Port Chalmers on the 12th January, 1876.

The Wiltshire made a good run home, and sailed again the same year from London under Captain E. P. Ellis, for Lyttelton. She left Gravesend on the 12th, and the Lizard on the 15th November; the Snares were sighted on the 8th February, 1877, 85 days from the Lizard, and Port Chalmers was made on the 17th February, 1877, 97 days from Gravesend. On this occasion the Wiltshire brought out 260 passengers.