White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Siberia, 1301 tons, Captain Inglis, sailed 20th November, 1869, arrived 21st February, making the passage in 81 days land to land. Passengers, 16 saloon and 157 immigrants.
Ceres, 861 tons, Captain Cochrane, sailed from the Downs on 4th March, arrived 19th June. From 29th May to 3rd June experienced a succession of heavy gales and snow storms, and from 7th to 10th June more severe gales, the ship being hove-to for 24 hours and the hatches battened down; heavy seas swept the decks and carried away the starboard bulwarks. The Ceres brought a number of saloon passengers but no immigrants.