White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Duke of Portland, 502 tons, sailed from Plymouth 9th November, 1853, arrived 7th February after a fine passage of 88 days. She ran from the Lizard to the Line in 22 days, passed the Cape on the 27th December, and made New Zealand coast on the 31st January, 82 days from Plymouth. This was the record passage to Nelson at that date.
Lady Ebrington, 500 tone, Captain Harris, from London, via Wellington, arrived 26th February.