Thursday, July 16, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #5

Sighting & Signaling Other Vessels:

2 September

Sunday. We had a shower of rain this morning the sea rather rough ship rolling and pitching rather heavier sailing about 9 miles an hour held service this morning.

3 September

A fine day ship still pitching and rolling heavy sailing about 10 miles an hour the ship is on the right course again today. We passed a vessel today called the Englewood of Bristol for homeward bound and we have got the South East trade wind now and we hope to soon get round the Cape all right.

4 September

The ship still pitching and rolling very heavy the sea often times washing over the deck a squall this afternoon and heavy rain falling speed 11 miles an hour.

According to The Star newspaper report of the Taranaki's voyage published upon the ship's arrival in Lyttelton on 22 October 1883, the Inglewood was sighted on September 3 from San Francisco to Liverpool, 97 days out, in 43 deg 8' south and 20 deg 38" west.

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