The Everton Grange, of the F.H.S. line, was taken to a berth at No.1 Quay on Saturday morning, having arrived from Liverpool on the previous evening. There were 216 passengers on board, mostly immigrants, of whom 16 in the third class disembarked for this State. Sailing from the English port on November 12, a call was made at Las Palmas for bunker coal seven days later. The Voyage was then made direct to Adelaide. In the Bay of Biscay rough weather was met. The Cape was rounded on December 6, and, making her easting 41 degrees south, the vessel encountered fairly strong east winds, and these conditions ruled practically all the time during the remainder of the run. During the rough portions of the trip the Everton Grange behaved well, and displayed her sea-going qualities. An overcast sky ruled during the greater part of the time, but the passengers derived plenty of diversion through the efforts of the chief steward (Mr. M.G. Smith) to make the passenger an enjoyable one. (Register Monday 2 January 1911)
The steamer Everton Grange, which stranded on Kingscote Spit. Kangaroo Island, on January 6, resumed the voyage to Melbourne on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The vessel floated off the spit at 2 a.m. on Friday, and steamed slowly to Eastern Cove, and anchored there at about 4 o’clock. The work of restoring the 1,000 tons of cargo which had been lightered was entered upon at once, and the lumpers continued at the task until the last sling was put on board. The tug Wato and the lighter True Blue returned to Port Adelaide on Saturday morning. Capt. Gibbon (Underwriters’ Surveyor) and the diver (Mr. J. McArthur) were on board. Capt. Gibbon stated that in addition to the cargo, about 800 tons of water ballast was taken out of the ship, the draught of which was thus reduced to 22 ft. The cause of the mishap Capt. Gibbon attributes to the error in the standard compass, which was affected by the steel mainmast, nine feet forward, and a water tank nine feet aft. On the four frevious voyages the deviation allowed for was four points westerly, but it was found after grounding to be three and a half points easterly, so that the ship was thrown out three quarters of a point in the course steered from the Semaphore anchorage. The tug Eagle and lighter Santiago reached the Semaphore anchorage at 10.30 p.m. on Saturday. On board the tug were Mr. C. Smith, of Elder, Smith & Co., Limited, and the lumpers who had been engaged in lightering work. Mr. A.R. Franklin , of Elder, Smith, & Co., will return from Kingscote in the steamer Karatta to-day. (Register Monday 16 Jan.1911).