04/05/1858 - 20/09/1858

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Monday, May 3, 1858


Arrive Date

Sunday, September 19, 1858

Journey Notes

This is a very fine new vessel on her first voyage, and in 22 hours after leaving London she had reached a position off the Isle of Wight, and hopes were raised that she would make a speedy passage, but contrary winds set in and 45 days had elapsed before the line was crossed, and on doubling the Cape of Good Hope, in consequence of the scant south-east trades, the 84th day had arrived. Since this period the weather has been more favourable. On 10th August, in lat. 46°4'S. long. 1°36'W, spoke one of James Baines and Co.'s Liverpool Line of Black Ball ships the Saldanha, 66 days out, bound from Liverpool to Melbourne, and on the 26th July sounded on the Brazilian coast in 45 fathoms. The master of the African (Capt. Gibson) has previously visited the colony in charge of the Midlothian, and we have to thank him for supplying the bills of lading for extract of imports, as he had no manifest on board. Register 23/9/1858


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