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High Water. To-MOBBOW. Talaroa Beads: 0.41 a.m., 0 56 p.m. Port Chalmers: 1,4 a.m„ 136 p.m. Dunedin: 2.6 a.m., 2.4 p.m. Monday. Taiaroa Heads: 1.6 a.m., 1.27 p.m. Port Chalmers: 1.4,6 a.m., 2 7 p.m. Dunedin: 2.31 a.m., 2.52 p.m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— May 25, Loch Awe, ship, 1,052 tons, A, Nicol, from London (February 12). SAILED.-May 24. Beautiful Star, b.b,, 146 tons, Brewer, for Oamaru. ° Tho Penguin Unded "cargo at the Rattray street wharf to-day. GSffC^J

The Beautiful Star left the Rattray street wharf at 10 p.m. yesterday with passengers and ca<-go for Oamaru. The Centennial discharged and took in cargo at the tongue wharf to-day. She is to sail at 11 a.m. to-morrow for Sydney via the East Gat.

The barque Otago was towed down to Port Chalmers this forenoon by the tu-js Koputai and Pluoky. She will .■ ail for Sydney tbis evening. Lord Dumaven's new 60 ton racing cutter, buildirg at Southampton, is the forerunner rf a new departure in British yacht racing, whjch a'ms at a revolu'.ion in the bui'ding of raring boats by the adoption of the Amrriean centreboard. The cu'-ter is being built by Messrs F„y from the desi n of Mr G. L. Watson, and will be ready for the openir-g rcgatH r. The cutter is bein? tuilt to HI either m a ke.d cr centreboard boat, and tbe pirr.- -se is to race her as a keel boat asa'nst the Yarana and Irex. After her tpeed hai been tested as a keel boat this cutter will slr'p bcr centreboard, and the result will be a momentous experiment either in favor of or against centreboards.


Early this morning the ship Loch Awe, from London, was reported from Taiaroa Heads, in response to which the tug Plucky proceeded outside to tender her, and brought her across the bar at 9 a.m. under the charge of Pilot Paton, her draught being 19, t aft, towing her up as far as the Quarantine Ground, where the anchored at 9 45, having on board 400 barrels of gnnpowder. was met by the Customs boat, and the answers to the usual questions relat : ve to tbe health of all on board bei»g satr factory she was passed by Dr Drysdale, boarded and cleared in by Mr Macdonned. The Loch Awe is a fine iron vessel of 1,052 tons regi=ter. with a large deck spicp, and was buil; in 1869 by Messrs Barclay, Curie, and Co., of Glasgow. Her d'meusions are :—Length, 217 ft 7io; breadth of bsam, 34,15 in; depth of hold, 2lf r. She i 3 owned by Mr J. Wilson of the fame city, and is commanded by Captain A. N'col, a gentleman who, although a stranger to Otago, is well known in other New Zealand ports, his Inst visit being to LytHton, She brings some 2,000 tons of cargo, two-th' - ' da of wb'ch is dead we'sht. Her passage has been rather a lon-j one, hwing occupied 102 days from port to port, and cinelyone days from land to land, which is accounted for by meeting head winds down Chancel, and almost a total absence o'feither N.E. ov S.E. trade, and being compelled to heave to before making tbe Snare, owing to heavy foggy weaiher. Considering all things she has not done ami's, and comes into port 'n very gocd order. We are indebted to Captain Nicol for the following report take n "rem bis private journal:—Left the East Ibdia docks on February 12, tow< d to Gravesend, and alter embarking five tons gunpowder left again same evening, and cast off the tug off BeacVy Head w'th a fresh westerly gale, and beat down Channel under her two lower topsai's, landirg her p"ot off tbe Start on February 19. with a moderate westerly breeze; sighted the Bishop at 6 a.m. on the 19th, when she met a strong N.W. breeze, which was followed by a lifht N.E wind, and passed the meridian of Mideiraontte 2Cih ; thence had l'ght variable and N.E. wire's ud to tbe Equator, which was crossed on March 20 in longitude 27deg 30min W. on the thirfyeighth day out, and took the first of the S.F trade same day: it was light and baffling to latitude 7d'g 35m1n S., when she took a light N.N.E. breeze veering round to N.W. and S.W. wi.'h a heavy S.E. sea u"*il March 31, when the wind came out from the S.E., and she crossed the meridian (f Greenwich on April 17, in latitude 40deg £.; thence she had I'ght S.E. and variable winds until she rounded the Cape of Good Hope en April 22, in latitude 41deg30min 8., followel by strong, variable winds all round the compass, not holding in one quarter for twenty-four hours, attended by a high sea which frequently broke on board, flooding ber dec':* but do ! ng no damage. This weather continu d unt'l she reached latitude 47deg S. on May 15, when the weather moderated, and she had N.W. and B.W. winds up to the rxer>d'an cf Cape Leeuwin, which was coved on May 12 in latitude 46deg S.; passed the isbnd of Tasmania on May IS; thence she had westerly winda with fine weather until within a few miles "f the Snare 3 on the 2tst, when a dente fog set in which compeVed her to heave-to for twentyfojr hours, when the fog lifted, and she hfi 1 light S.E. winds with thick weather along the coast, and was eft' Cape Saunders at 3 p m. on tbe 24th inst., reaching tbe Heads at 10 p.m. same day, when she anchored until this morning, when she wrs towed into port as above No ice nor wreckage was seen, her easting being run down on the mea»i parallel of latitude 4Gdeg S. The only vessel spoken was on April 7, in latitude 29deg 51min .S., longitude 31deg 25min \V., barque Blair Hoyle, from Glasgow, bound for fydtey. Shipping Teleicr-ams. Wellington, May 24.—Rotcrua, for Lytteltop. Pas?en?ers : JUtoes Sward and Cooper, MeKdames Harkne'.'s Beswick, and Blackburn, Me3srs Barker, Harknees, Beswick, and, Masters Celarholm and Barker; and six fcteerage. Bluff, May 24,-Taupo, for Sydney.—To Anau, for Melbourne. Melbourne, May 24.—Tarawera, from the Bluff.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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