08/09/1865 - 03/12/1865

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Thursday, September 7, 1865


Arrive Date

Saturday, December 2, 1865

Journey Notes

With 406 Souls; Government Assisted Migrants. The Lincoln has outstripped her compeers by several days, and when she hove in sight there was scarcely a question but what it was the St.Vincent or the Maori, in fact, any one but the Lincoln, and those ideas were only dispelled on nearing the vessel and reading her name. But it is not extraordinary the voyage has only occupied 80 days, for she is a handsome vessel of iron, with every late improvement introduced in construction, and from the appearance and character of the master he is well able to tax her sailing power. An instance of this is evinced when she has averaged 280 miles a day across the Southern Ocean for 35 days; at any rate, she is equal to our passed experience in immigrant vessels. On leaving Plymouth, on September 13, she was subjected to moderate and light winds till passing the Line on Wednesday October 11, and afterwards had brisk southeast trades and clear sky. Like another arrival of the previous day, she corrected her chronometers by sighting Gough's Island on the 31st October, when it bore southeast, distant 20 miles. Through out the voyage everything prospered, and she was boarded by Pilot Martin on the 79th day out, and anchored outside the Bell Buoy to wait further orders. Register 4/12/1865


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