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ARRIVAL OF THE JESSIE READMAN.

The ship Jessie Roadman, under the S.S. and A. Company's flag, arrived in port this morning, and dropped anchor off the end of Queenstreet Wharf. The vessel is in charge of Capt. Gibson, Mr Roger is chief officer, and Mr Hill second officer. She brings a large general cargo as per import list, aIBO a number of passengers, all in good health. The Bhip has had some very bod weather, but arrived in port in excellent trim. Captain Gibson repo.ts of the voyage as follows:—Left London on August 7, and Gravesend on the Bth; anchored in the Downs till Thursday, the 13th, during which time it blew hard from the westward. Left with light westerly wind, working to about; east light. Landed pilot off Portland Bill on the 15th, and had light winds from about W.S.W. till the 29th, in 29 N. 1315 N., where a light breeze from the N.E. set In. Had to steer west for two days to get round the Canary Islands, passing within § miles of Palma on tho night of tlie 31at. The N.E. trades were very light, leaving us on the 9th Sept. in 11N. 27 W. Had light, variable winds till the 17th in 3*35 N, 19*41 W., where we picked up the SE. trades. Crossed the Equator on Sunday, • Sept. 20 in 21*31 W. Had tho usual performance ot Neptune, etc., also, sports, such as climbing the greasy pole, eto. The wmda proved squally with a nasty head sea, and were lost on Sept. 29 In 22 S. 32 W. Hot northerly wind same eveninjc with very unsettled weather. October 2 ana 3 the weather was very dirty, accompanied with heavy thuuder and lightning in all directions At midnight on boti dates furious saualls struok the ship, theflrstone taking away tne upper main-topsail, mizzen-topsall, etc., and the last luckily did no harm, the shin running dead before it under lower-topsail and foresail. Crossed the meridian of Greenwich on the 10th in 39 S.. weather still very unsettled. Passed the meridian of the Cape on Ootober 14 In 12" S. with fair W. winds, which continued more or los- till the 27th, when a fresh 6s_e Irom the N.E., accompanied by a very iah sea, set in, the ship reaching on the port tack The wind then backed to N.W., and Mew a hard gale, with too mnb northerly sea to ran. Atl6a.m.on tho 28th the wind flew into about S.S.E., and blew hard for a few hours during which the ship was reaching or -nve-to for & hours. The wind then went into ♦En westward again, and moderate winds con- ______ U-tUNov. 8, when we had a strong N. W. 2_i-f _S for about 8 hours. The wl_d then Sen- into the west, blowing hard gale, with mrSnhainous sea. * Ran before it, and did no SfflT St-ong S.W. winds an_ heavy hail squall- followed until the 12th, when Tasmania waarounded. After that had one day of unsteSdy wind from W. to N.W., fresh, and lasting mi Thursday laßt at 7 a.m., when the Threo Kings were sighted. Wind then hauled to W. Cum Brett was passed on Friday at noon, and the (motor was dropped In harbour early this mctulng, the passage having occupied S9 days from the Downs. '. • Passengers :-Cabln: Mr Rugby, Mr Brown, Kirn Axte_. Second Cabin: nomas Dawes

Mis L. Da-»'o3, A. McKay, Mrs McKay, Miss McKay, Thomas Ycung, Miss M. Winn, Miss A. Winn, Wm. Winn, V. W. Wycherly, Mrs Wycherly. Cha.los, Alfred, Jessie, Hannah, Henry, Grao . Clcmonr, Morcy, Arthur, and Kmest Wycherly, J. G. Osborne, Mrs Osborne' W. G„ Henry, E„ Mary L., Edith, and John G. Oatiorne, Miss Jane Reid, .Albert Salman, and Mrs M. Satman, Wm. and Elizabeth E. Sat man, Alice, Alfred, and Charles Doward.

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ARRIVAL OF THE JESSIE READMAN. Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 271, 21 November 1885

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