23/10/1865 - 18/01/1866

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Sunday, October 22, 1865


Arrive Date

Wednesday, January 17, 1866

Journey Notes

The Salamanca is the same vessel which graced our waters five or six years back, and is in command of the same gentleman, whose courtesy in those days made him esteemed by all with whom he came in intimate contact. Capt. Livesay reports leaving London in October and Plymouth the first of the following month; so that her arrival here on Thursday morning in 77 days may be considered one of the best passages of the season. The ship made the Line in 27 days, though part of that time was spent contending with contrary winds after leaving the Channel; indeed, so much so that she made a course inshore of the Cape de Verde Islands. After crossing the Equator for three days calms continued; but subsequently for 37 days an average of 205 miles was made. The voyage furnished no important incident from departure up to making the land, when the extensive bush fires on Kangaroo Island proved a guide throughout the night enabling a course to be shaped up the Gulf. After passing Glenelg a pilot from the Young St.George took charge and anchored to leeward of the Bell Buoy in order to be ready for the next morning's tide. On letting go the first anchor the shackle parted, and it was necessary to start the second, and immediately one of the youngsters, who was standing on the fore side of the windlass, and being in the wake of the range, was thrown down and bruised but not seriously injured. Register 19/1/1866 With 368 Souls; Government Assisted Migrants.


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