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The Union S.S. Company arc evidently d- tormined to kfep pace v.ith rbe times, and the alr-.-rnty iiumTote ami well-appointed “red funnel ” fleet is being reinforced by a number of large .steamers. The Hist of these, the s.s, Taioti, has been successfully launched, and is at present loading at Calcutta for this colony, affording New Zealand merchants a fine opportunity of making direct importations of Fast Indian im rchandbo. _ Another fine craft is the s.s. Monowai, now in order. Mie is a powerful vessel of 3,1i00 tons, and is fitted with all the latest modern contrivances necessary for the successful carrying out of the intercolonial cargo and passenger trade, for which she is designed. A large steamer, with a carrying capacityof 3,000 tons, has likewise been ordered, and will be put on a direct coal trade between Westport and Port Pi-ie, South Australia. Beside i these a fourth vessel is under course of construction, which it is intended shall bo specially fitted for the Melbourne F.ji trade, to take the place rendered vacant by the loss of the s.s. Fijian recently. The Wainui is also to be superseded in this march of progress, for a special steamer to rr.n the Auckland--’amoa service instead, of her, c< mpletes the list of the additions to the fleet.— Exchange.

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NEW STEAMERS FOR TUB UNION COMPANY., Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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