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Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.—JONK 2f>. Beautiful Star, s.s., 14G tons, Brewer, from Oama'ru. Passengers: Seven saloon and four steerage. SAILED.-June 26 Kakanui, s.s., 59 tons, Best, for Catlin River. JrjNij) 27. Jessie Nicoll, schooner, 93 tons, M'Ken/.ie, for Britbane.

The Kakanul left the Ratray street whaif at 11 p.m yesterday for Gatlin River. The Beautiful Star landed cargo at the Rattray street wharf to-day. The brigantino Cami le has put out a largo portion of her cargo at the Rattray street whar/. The schooner Jessie Nicoll was towed to sea this forenoon by the Plucky, and sailed with a cargo of oats and flour for Bri&bane. The barque d'Artagnan is undergoing repairs at the cross wharf. The Centennial, from Sydney via Wellington and Lyttelton, arrived at Port Ohalmors at 4 p.m. yesterday, and Bteamed direct to Dunedin. Mr Brown (purser) reports loaving Sydney Heads at 2.15 p.m. on the 17th ; experienced S.W. winds to 109 leg east, when a fierce 8.5.8. gale set in with high cross sea and thick blinding rain, during which the ship had to be slowed down for nine hours. This is the second gale the Centennial has had to contend with, and she has certainly proved herself to be a first class sea-going shin. From Wellington to Lyttelton light aira and fine weather, and from Lyttelton fresh east wind, with thick weather, until reaching the Heads, arriving as above. She brought the following passengers :—From Sydney-Mr and Mrs Connolly, Mr Brown ; and eight steerage. From Wellington—Mr and Mrs Culpin, three children, and nurse. From Lyttelton—Mr Plampe. The Wairarapa was hauled out of the graving dock this afternoon, and berthed at the George street wharf prior to taking in cargo for Melbourne.

LAUNCH OF THE MARMAEI. On May 1 Messrs W. Doxford and Sons successfully launched from their yard at Pallion the ivlarmari, a beautifully-modelled steamer, built for the Shaw, Pavill and Albion Company. She is built of steel, with cellular bottom fore and aft, and ifl Lloyd's 100 Al class. Her dimensions are: Length, 360 ft; breadth (extreme), 42ft; depth (moulded), 31Jft. The engines are of the ordinary triple expansion three-crank, by Messrs Doxford, the cylinders being 27, 44, and 71in, with 48in stroke, and they are supplied with high-pressure _ steam from two exceptionally large hollers, which will give the vessel a mean Bpoed of eleven knots loaded. She is fitted for the New Zealand meat trade, with exceptionally large machinery by Haslem and Co., and will have insulated chambers to carry 40,000 carcasses. During construction the vessel has been superintended by Captain J, M'Kirdy, of London. As she

left tho ways she was named the Marrr.ari by Mrs W. L. Byers, of Sunderland. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The Doric, from London via tho Cape, arrived at Hobait at-three o'duel, yesterday afternoon, and -ailed fur We'linylon at eight o'clock thi.i iniirrdnj;. The Doiic brioirs eighty i-evtn patt-Hi-njji'i'H for Australian poll*, and seventy three for New Zetland. The National Mortgage and Agency Coin pany inform us tint the Doric tailed from Hobart at ten o'clock this morning. Her fiitt New Zealand port of call will bs Port Chalmers, and not Wellington. The R.M.S. Doric, from Plymouth via Cape Town and Hobart, is expected to auive at Poit Chalmers on Sunday night or early on Monelay morning.

Shipping Telegrams. Auckland, June 20. Taraw, ra, from Sydney. Passengers: Mr and Mrs Henderson, Mrs Cuff, Mr and Mrs , c pringthorpp, Mr and Mrs Collins, Misi Singleton, Mrs Purvis", Messrs Smith, Mc-thvcn, Balfour, Hean, Lambert, Cuff ; and eight in the steerage. Mkliournk, Juno 2P>.—AVaihora, from the Bluff.— Mararon, for the Bluff. Albany, Juno 2,i—German warship Alexandiine, bound for Samoa.

Sydney, June 2G,—Tekapo, from Wellington. —To Anau, for Auckland,—June 27: Hermione, from I.yttelton. Niwcastlu. June 27.—8e11e of the Isle and Northern Chief, for Auckland. Ltttklton, Jute 2(5 —Stella, brigantino. for Sydney.—Rosamond, for' Grey mouth G raf ton, for Dunedin.--Itotorua, for Wellington.

Nelson, Juno 27.—Early, Lord of the Isles, from Newcastle.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7944, 27 June 1889

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