Saturday, July 18, 2009

Richard Haydon: Shipboard Diary to New Zealand, 1883 - #7

Emigrants on Deck At Sea, Illustrated London News, 20 January 1849

8 September

Fine today We have just been on the water for five weeks today we got at our Boxes the Captain said today he hopes to land us in 5 or 6 weeks time at Port Littleton it is a little dull today is sailing about 10 miles an hour.

9 September

Sunday fine all day a little breeze blowing sailing about 9 miles and hour had service this morning on poop. the Nelson in sight of us again today another sail in sight this afternoon all's well.

10 September

She is sailing very speedy going about the same has [sic] is was yesterday. A Breeze springing up again this evening we got away from the Nelson today the sailors do say they think we shall get to New Zealand before she does and we got to go 200 miles farther up because Dunedin is nearly in the south of the middle Island it seems to be a chase between the both of them.

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