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



John Wesley, 237 tons, Captain Ryle, sailed from London 26th September, 1851, arrived 26th January, missionary brig. Son of Captain Ryle died during passage. The John Wesley was a smart little vessel and made the passage in 120 days, although adverse winds delayed her until rounding the Cape. She brought out Rev. W. Lawry, Rev. J. Polgrave and 12 other passengers and a large quantity of missionary supplies.

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Catherine Stewart Forbes, 457 tons, Captain W. Wright, sailed from London 19th October, 1851, and arrived 9th March. Put into Cape of Good Hope 4th January, 1852, for water and provisions, sailing again 9th January. Encountered furious gale when off the New Zealand coast during which sustained damage and man washed overboard. The passage occupied 140 days. The barque sailed for New Plymouth 12th April.

John Phillips, 369 tons, Captain H. Poole, sailed 23rd December, 1851, arrived 5th April. Notwithstanding a delay caused by gales, she reached Auckland in 100 days from the Downs, a very fine run for so small a vessel.

Berwick Castle, ship, Captain Laltoe, arrived 13th December, 182 days from Docks.