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



Collingwood, 1014 tons, Captain Black, sailed April 16th, arrived July 10th. Nineteen deaths resulted from an outbreak of fever, and one male passenger committed suicide. On arrival there were 50 cases under treatment for scarlet fever. 293 passengers.

Teviotdale, 1260 tons, Captain Nicol, sailed May 15th, arrived August 26th. 24 passengers.

Rodney, 1447 tons, Captain Louttit, sailed from the Downs June 7th, arrived August 29th. 510 passengers. Passed the Lizard June 10th; crossed the Line July 17th; rounded the Cape July 23rd; and made Cape Farewell on August 27th—a run of 77 days from the Lizard to Cape Farewell. 11 deaths.

Dilawar, 1306 tons, Captain Dice, sailed May 11th, arrived September 5th. Severe gales towards end of voyage smashed long boat and damaged bulwarks, etc.

Kilfauns Castle, 800 tons, Captain Kidd, sailed July 4th, arrived October 5th.

Border Chief, 1011 tons, Captain Leslie, sailed July 3rd, arrived October 9th. Met with very heavy weather on August 23rd, which necessitated a cargo of gunpowder being thrown overboard, and the hatches battened down. Cargo greatly damaged by water getting below. 30 passengers.

Howrah, 1098 tons, Captain Greeves, sailed July 30th, arrived November 9th. A male passenger was caught stabbing a cat; captain ordered it to be thrown overboard. In accordance with a nautical superstition, the passengers attributed the succession of unfavourable winds which followed to this incident.

Commissary, 900 tons, Captain Hunter, sailed September 4th, arrived December 11th. A saloon passenger fell overboard. When the boat was being launched to pick him up, forward tackle ran out, and the carpenter was also thrown into the water. The second officer had a narrow escape. Passenger and carpenter were drowned. 45 passengers.