06/06/1869 - 20/09/1869

Ship Summary



Depart Date

Saturday, June 5, 1869


Arrive Date

Sunday, September 19, 1869

Journey Notes

The Caesar Godeffroy is one of the regular Hamburg line of packets which spent just twelve months over the round voyage, the fastest detention being at the stations of the Company in one of the South Sea Islands, where the return freight for Europe is laden. Captain Decker has been repeatedly here since 1848, in which year his first vessel was made, and it is a noteworthy fact that altogether a ship master for 36 years, he has never had any serious accident at sea. His barque was seen from the stations at break of day on Monday, and on boarding it was found a very good passage of 84 days from the land had been accomplished, and all the passengers were in excellent health and spirits at the prospect of an early conclusion of the voyage, for being of light draught she would proceed into harbour on the afternoon’s tide. Captain Decker reports leaving Hamburg on June 6, when a continuation of fine weather set in, and on the 23rd July she crossed the Line in 30° W., and was driven away down on the Brazilian coast by an easterly set of currents. The south-east trades were very brisk, and on July 31 passed the Isle of Trinidad, and from thence had a very fine run of fair winds, which continued until making Cape Borda on Sunday morning. She was towed up the river on Monday evening, and berthed at the Company’s wharf. Register 21/9/1869


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