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From Tasman To Marsden.



The opening of the year saw the Santa Anna, under Captain Dagg who had formerly commanded the Scorpion, on the New Zealand coast. He had sailed from England in April of the previous year, but had only secured 40 tons of sperm oil. After visiting Sydney in February, he returned to the New Zealand grounds to fill up. Off the coast at the same time were the Indispensible, Best, the Industry, Walker, and the Spring Grove, Mattinson. The first named of these vessels visited Sydney in July and reported tremendous gales extending over a period of ten weeks.

The same month the New Zealander, which had spoken the Indispensible on the New Zealand coast, had lost her rudder in the heavy weather before mentioned, and put into Port Jackson on 25th July for repairs.