White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Viscount Sandon, 600 tons, Captain Hughes, sailed October 22nd, 1859, arrived February 13th. 76 passengers.
Constantine, 623 tons, Captain Wrangles, sailed February 8th, arrived June 22nd. The Constantine ran to the equator in 26 days, and was then delayed by calms and light winds until rounding the Cape. The New Zealand coast was sighted on the 6th June, when she encountered a succession of S.E. gales, amounting at times to hurricane force. The heavy seas carried away bulwarks, stanchions, skylightspage 222 and boats. The gales continued for 14 days, when land was again sighted on the 20th, and Wellington reached on the 22nd June.