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PORT OF RAGLAN.

DEPASTURE. October 15 — Matilda, 18 tons, Poltridge, for Dimedin, with a cargo of »awn timber and »alt pork. Passengers — Meisrs. Edwards, Joy, Vercoe, Camn, Fuller, Nazer, T. Smith, J. Harsant, Gibbison, Mitchell, and Duncan.

The ship 'Illinois,' of New Bedfoid, spoke the schooner ' Tawera on the 6th instant, about 400 miles east of New Zealand, bound for Tahiti, all well. H ivi S. ' Fawn,' 17 guns, Commander Cator, returned to her anchorage in the Waitemata on .Friday, after a cruise of thirty days. When the ' Fawn' sailed hence on her cruise of exercise it w»s currently rumoured that she would be absent six weeks, but doubtless recent naval changes on this station has led to her recall. The ' Victoria,' schooner, Captain Win. Kean, from Taranaki, arrived here on Sunday morning, seven days from Taranaki. Spoke the 'Flora McDonald at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, off Mongonui, with Mr. Williamson, late superintendent of the province, on board. The ' Victoria' brings no news of importance from New Plymouth. H.MS. ' Miranda,' Commander Glyn, is again in the Waitemata, having returned from her cruise on the east coast. The fleet of H.M. ships at present here consists of the 'Pelorus, 1 Commodore Seymour; ' Miranda,' Commander Glyn ; * ' Fawn,' Commander Cator. Last week the ' Cossack,' Capt. Moorman, left for the Cape of, Good Hope ; and the ' Cordelia,' Commander Hume, left for Sydney and England. The ' Herald,' schooner, Captain Jus, Kean, arrived here on Sunday, from Napier, bringing with her some of the passengers of the 'Aquila,' Captain Austen, which had gone .ashore there, but had been since floated oft the reef, and was inside undergoing repaiis. The master of the ' Herald' reported that the ' Aquila' had become a total wreck j but Captain McJntyre, of the ' Montezuina,' who left two dayi later, states that the mishap was not nearly so serious.

Naval on dit. — We extract the following from the New Zealander : — " It is reported, in Naval and Military circles, that an early change in the Australian Naval command may be expected. The period for which the 'Pelorns' was commissioned is nearly expired, and the' turremi on dit is that Lord John Hay of the ' Odin,' paddle wheel steam frigate, now serving in China is to be our new ' Commodore with a red or first class pennant, indeed with 1 all the emoluments and privileges of * Rear-Adrau'*l. Others again ntato, that

Captain Tarleton, a very distinguished officer, entrusted with the nautical training of Prince Alfred, is to recommisiion the superb 51 gun frigate the ' Eurvulus ' for this command. We give both reports as we have received them, nothing doubting that our next will be a fust not second class Commodore. The cutter 'A quila,' while drifting out on Saturday .morning, to resume her voyage to Otago, got aground abreast of the flagstaff. The wind was blowing hard at the time, with heavy squalls, from the westward. There was no pilot on board— the master himself having usually taken the vessel out and in. The ship after touching rolled heavily. Her passengers and cargo were landed, the latter, consisting of nails, soft goods, &.c, damaged by sea-water. She was got afloat on Sunday afternoon by means of empty casks and other appliances, and was immediately hauled round to the Iron Pot — about 40 men lending a hand. When opposite the stores of Messrs, Stuart, Kinross, & Co., she heeled over and came right on her beam ends the mast in th • ater. She is considerably damaged, but it fortunately happens that the damaged planks can be got at easily, and the necessary repairs are being rapidly proceeded with. The passengers (13 in number) are clamorous at the delay thus occasioned in their voyage, and threaten proceedings against Captain Austen. It is said that the vessel will not be thoroughly repaired under £200.— Hawtia Bay Herald, October 8. The brig 'Sar*h,' Captain Firth, arrived heie lost Sunday, from Batavia, island of Java, after a run of 57 days She brings a caigo of coffee and sugar for Messrs. Henderson and Macfarlane. After clearing Java Head experienced strong south-east trade wind, which carried the vessel down to the parallel of 25° south, when variable winds were had to 36° south. On the 23rd September, in lat." 36° 59' south, long. 1182 4 east, fell in with strong gales from the eastward, which veeied round to the northwaul. At 11 pm. on the 23id Captain Firth hove to under close reefed maintopsail. On the 24th the gale increased ; and at 5 a.m., shipped a heavy sea, which swept the decks, carrying rails,_staunchions, bulwaiks, anchors, galley, and watercasks overboard. The forecastle and cabin were flooded. There was also very seveie thunder and lightning. The maintopsail was next cariied away. At this juncture the crew were obliged to abandon the pumps, and as the cargo shifted it was necessary to set to work and lighten her. 100 bags of coffee, and 47 bags of sugar were therefore passed up on deck and tin own overboard. This made the vessel easier, and she was got before the wind and allowed to scud. There was a very heavy sea running. Experienced heavy winds during the remainder of the voyage. Sighted the North Cape on Thurscay last, and fetched the anchorage in Auckland on Sunday morning. The cargo was insured for £4,000 in the New Zealand Insurance Company. The ship 'Gananoque,' Captain Nixon, arrived here on Fiiday, after a run of 101 days from the Downs. She left Gravesend on July 7th, and the Downs on the 9th. The north east trades were light, and ceased as far noith as the 15th degree of latitude. North of the equator the ' Gananoque' sighted Palma ; kept a course inside the Cape de Verde islands ; and crossed the equator on August 12th in 20° west longitude. The wind fell off for about sixteen days after the northeast trade wind was lost, when little progress was made. The south-east trade wind was light, and carried the ship to 30° south latitude and 31° west longitude. Passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope in latitude 43* 9V9 V south, on September 6th ; and ran down the easting, with steady breezes, about the parallel of 44° south. On September 24th encountered a severe gale fiom the north-west to south-west, which lasted for four days. The sea broke over the port quarter of the ship with gieat fury, and washed away the poop lails and fowl coops, stove in the quarter and long boats, smashed the stern cabin windows and skylights, also the windows in the poop awning. The after cabins were flooded. The south cape of Tasmania was sighted on the 6th inst., and the coast of Van Diemen's Land was run down to Cape Pillar. The next land sighted was the north cape of New Zealand, at 3.30 on the 16th mst. There were two deaths on board, and one birth. On September 15th, Mr. La veil Johns, third ofhcer, was knocked overboard by the main-top-mast studding sail sheet. The ship was running at the rate of about 12 knots, with a lough sea, and though a life buoy and ropes were thrown to him the poor fellow perished. On September 29th, Jas. Houston, steeiage passenger, fell dead on deck. A post morlati examination showed the cause of death to have been disease of the heart. This young man had not been complaining on boaid. He was 27 yeais of age. Among the passengeis aie our respected fellow citizen, Mr. D. Nathan and hi"i family. The following is a list of her passengers :—: — Chas. M. North ; Thos , Mrs , Lieut. Wm., and Chas. Lloyd ; Mis 3 Coote ; Lieut. Stack , David, Mrs , Miss S., Miss E., and Mr. Laurence Nathan p F. Watkins ; G Homer ; William F., Mrs , Elena, Kate, George, Francis, and Jane Lodge ; Alfred Wiutle ; Mr. Hart ; Lew Nathan , Robeit, Janet, and Jessie Bruce , W Butcher, Patiick, Agnes, Patrick, Wm. B , Bethia D , Ellen P., Maiy Ann, and Jebsie McAhster ; Robt H, Young, Robt. M. Gruther, John, Mai garet R., Jane, and Andrew Buchanan ; Agnes It Smellie; Jos. Claik ; Chas. Hustwick ; James, Catherine, Henry, and Jessie Edimston ; Catherine Sinclair , Kobt. Y. and Margaret Stokes ; Win and Elizabeth Bryce ; Patrick and Mary Moylan ; Robt McNeil ; Edward, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Ann, James, Edwaid, and John Buchanan ; W. Leslie ; Robt. Thompson ; John and Maiy Swift , W. and Nicholas Devine; John Ryan; Isabella Hardwood , Maiy Hall ; John, Kate, and Sarah Fenton ; Thos. Watts; Thrfs. Crow; Wm. Walton, Martin Fitzgerald ; Alexander Ferguson ; David, Christiana, Jeanie, and Henry Someryille ; David Galbraith ; W. Wyhe; Wm. McKay; Alex. Tait ; Andrew Stevens ; Thos Hall ; George Chamberhn ; Denuis and Mary Newman ; Thos. Boyle, John Ryan ; George Rome ; John Potts ; James Hamilton ; Abraham Wells ; Jas. Stickbury ; John Hay ; Frederick Eaton.

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PORT OF RAGLAN., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVII, Issue 1446, 22 October 1861

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PORT OF RAGLAN. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVII, Issue 1446, 22 October 1861

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