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



Castle Eden, 930 tons, Captain Thornhill, sailed from Plymouth 3rd October, 1850, arrived 14th February, with 204 passengers, including Dr. Jackson, Bishop designate of Lyttelton, with wife and family. The ship encountered heavy weather and was compelled to return to the Sound, from which she finally sailed on the 18th.

Isabella Hercus, 618 tons, Captain Halstone, sailed 24th October, 1850, arrived 1st March. Passengers, 148.

Duke of Bronte, 500 tons, Captain Barclay, sailed 10th January, arrived 5th June.

Steadfast, Captain Spencer, sailed 27th February, arrived 8th June.

Travancore, 562 tons, Captain Brown, sailed from London 6th December, 1850, arrived 31st March.

Labuan, sailed from London 8th April, arrived 14th August. Passengers, 137.

Dominion, 547 tons, sailed 8th May, arrived 30th August.

Bangalore, sailed 9th May, arrived 21st August.

Lady Nugent, 668 tons, Captain Parsons, sailed 30th May, arrived 18th September.

Canterbury, 970 tons, Captain Edwards, arrived 19th August. This ship was christened by Lady Lyttelton a month before she sailed. The ceremony took place after a public breakfast given at the East India Docks to the first portion of the main body of the Canterbury settlers.

Duke of Portland, 533 tons, Captain Cubitt, sailed from Portsmouth 19th June, arrived 26th September. Passengers, 151.

Midlothian, 530 tons, Captain Gibson, sailed from the Downs 22nd June, arrived 8th October. Passengers, 128.

Sir George Pollock, 630 tons, Captain Withers, sailed 17th July, arrived 10th November, with 145 passengers, including Mr. Felix Wakefield and family.