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SHIPPING.

PORT OF AUCKLAND. SIOH Water, To-day: 6.5 morn. ; even. G. 29 High Water, Manukau: 9.0 morn.; t).24 even. The Sun : Kises 5.8; sets 7.1. Thb Moon : New, February 2, 5.47 p.m. AKHIV A L S. Taupo, s.s.j Carey, from Russell.—Henderson and Macfarlane, agents. Norval, schooner, M. McKenzie, from Samoa and Passengers Captain Wilson, Messrs. Louis Harpfuer and servant", Edwards, Kawson, and Ah Sam.—Cruickshauk and Co., agent?. Agnes Donald, schooner, J. Murray. from the Marshall Group {Line Islands). —L. D. Nathan and Co., agents. Advance, schooner, Bennett, from Gisboine. —Master, agent. D E P A U T U 11 E S. Taupo, s.s., Carey, for East Coast and Southern ports. Passengers; Mr. aiid Mrs. Barker and 5 children, Mr. and Mrs. Hill and 3 children, Captain and Mrs. F.iterson, Mr. ai.d Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Brissenden ami family, Mrs. Rees, family and servant, Mrs. and Miss Carruth, Mrs. Mcintosh, Mrs. livid, Mrs. Morrin, Miss Bruce, Miss Morris Misaes White (2), Rev. D. Bruce; Messrs. Thomas Eningtou, Ludlow, Carruth, Roche, Cain, Nation, Little, Duncan, Geddes, Taylor, Sceats, Lessond, McCarthey, Brook, Thruckeld (2), O'Brien, and 27 steerage.—Henderson and Macfarlane, agents. _ Colonist, schooner, Bailey, for Wanganui (from Manukau Heads). —Master, agent. ENTERED INWARDS. Taupo, s.s., 462 tons, Carey, from Russell, with 350 tons coal. Augusta, brigantine, 133 tons, Pulman, from Levuka. Norval, schooner, 5G tons, M. McKenzie, from Tonga. Rover, schooner, 33 tons, Anderson, from Wangarei, with coal, gum, and fruit. CLEARED OUTWARDS. Taupo, 5.8., 462 tons, Carey, for Tauranga and Southern ports. liIPORTS. [A special charge U made (or consignees' n&xnei inserted in this column.l Per Augusta, from Fiji : 101 sacks maize, B. Tonks and Co. Per schooner Advance, from Gisborne : —l5O bags grass-seed, 150 bags maize, and about 5 tons hides and tallow. 75 bales wool, Owen and Graham. Per schooner Norval, from the Islands :—3O tons copra, 2 bales cotton, 11 bags fungus, 2 casks oil, S cases schnapps, 2 cases prints. EXPORTS. Per s.s. Taupo, for the South : For Tauranga —1 rifle, 11 packages, 3 cases, 1 cask white lead. 1 pole. For Poverty Bay—9 packages, 1 case, 1 bag, 2 spring crrts. For Napier- U packages, 1 box, lease. For Wellington—l 2 sacks potatoes, 10 cases, 2 boxes. For Lyttelton—l7 cases. For Dunedin—l box, 25 empty hogsheads, 0 cases. 1 case, Wilsons niul Horton. 0 packages, Owen and Graham.

Ixwarps Coastwise. —Spitfire, cutter, from Kussell, with 43 tons coal; Dream, cutter, from Waxigapoua, with 25,400 feet timber ; Coralie, cutter, from Kussell, with 44 tous coal; South Carolina, cutter, from Blind Buy, with 32 tous firewood; Severn, cutter, from the Thames, iu ballast. Outwakds Coastwise. — Three Brothers, cutter, for LJreat Barrier, with 20 shoep ; Pho?nix, catter, for Kussell, in ballast ; Spitfire, cutter, for Kussell, in ballast. The ship Apelies will haul alongside the Wharf to-day, weather permitting. The barque California has discharged the whole of her cargo for this port, and will leave for Syduey probably to-morrow. The barque Bella Mary entered out at the Customs on Wednesday for Hobart Town, and •will sail to day, weather permitting. The schooner Coronet will sail for Tahiti on or about Monday next, with a full cargo of general merchandise. The schooner Colonist sailed from the Manukau Heads yesterday morning with a load of timber for Wanganui. The schooner Knergy, Captain Savoiy, has entered out at the Customs for Tonga .tnd Tanua, and will sail o:i Monday. Tbe schooner Saucy Kate, with a cargo of timber, arrived at Gis borne from Mercury Bay on Monday last. The schooner Minnie Hare, for this port, left Gisborne the same evening as the Advance, but had not made the harbour at a late hour yesterday evening. The Union Company's s.s. Taupo, Captain Carey, arrived from Kussvll yesterday morning, where she had been to coal. Iu the afternoon, she proceeded to the East Coast and Southern porta*, carrying a way numerous passengers, and a large cargo. The American barque Georgietta, now discharging at the Kaihvay "Wharf, is turning out her cargo in first-rate condition. She will be a clean ship about the middle of next week, and will then commence to load lip with gum for Xew York, on account of Messrs. Arnold, Hines and Co. The schooner Advance, Captain Bennett, with a cargo of wool and produce, arrived in harbour yesterday afternoon, after an exceptionally fust run from Gisborne of 3S hours. She left the East Coast port on Tuesday, at 10 p.m., with a light S.E. breeze, and on the following morning it blew hard from the E., and continued to do so until arrival in port. The wool will be transshipped into the May Queen, for London.

The Island trading schooner Norval, Captain 31. McKenzie, arrived in harbour early yesterday morning, after a cruise amonjj the Friendly and Navigator Islands. She brings a cargo of copra and other Island j>roduce, and is consigned to Messrs. Cruickshank and Co. The captain reports leaving Apia, Samoa, on the Oth inst., calling in at Vavau ou the Stb, antl arrived in Habaai on the 10th. Remained there a week taking in copra, leaving on the ISth for Tonga.tabu, which was made the day following. Weighed anchor for home on the 22nd, and had line weather and easterly winds across, making this harbour at 1 a.m. yesterday, after a passage of eight days. The Island schooner Agnes Donald, Captain J. Murray, arrived in harbour yesterday afternoon from the Marshall Group, Line Islands, after an absence of sixteen months from this port. She comes into harbour in a very neat and sound condition, the master speaking iu favourable terms of the schooner's suitableness for the trade in which she has so lons been employed. The captain reports leaving Arhno Island on December 27th, at noon, with strong N.E. trades, which carried the vessel to sdeg. south, crossing the Equator in 170deg. west lon®. From thence to lid eg. south had light baffling winds all round the compass, when the S.E. trades were met, which carried the vessel to 2Sdeg. south, when we had light winds and calms until January 30th. (Sighted the island of Savai, one of the Navigators, distant 2 j miles, on 17th January. Saw no vessel on the passage.) Sighted the Great IJarrier Island at 0.30 p.m. of that day, but coming on to blow hard and rain, had to heave-to outside for the night; kept away at daylight, and arrived in harbour at 3 p.m., on the 31st January. On Regatta-day a small steam-launch was observed having a run around the harbour, and ' the manner in which she steamed was the subject of complimentary remarks. The launch is that which Messrs. E. Carrand Son have recently constructed to the order of Mr. J. C. Firth, who has had her kuilt specially for the "Waihou or Upper Thames lliver, where she will shortly be employed to remove the snags which at present somewhat impede the navigation of that fine stream. Wc doubt not the Government would like to see a few more of such vessels similarly employed, for we are given to understand that the river, which will shortly be thfc highway from one of the most fertile districts in Auckland, will be cleared a.nd made navigable at the expense of Mr. Firth. The name of the little steamer is the Tui, and she measures 20 feet overall, o feet beam, with a depth of 3 feet, and when in fair sailing trim, will not draw more than feet of water. The boat is diagonal, built of heart of kauri planking, copper fastened throughout, and is finished in that neat and workman-like manner for which the builders are so highly reputed. The engine and boiler are of the vertical class, the former having a 5 inch stroke and 4 inch cylinder, capable of working up to 8 h.p., and drives a propeller of 2 feet in diameter, and at the rate at which the vessel steamed on Tuesday it will average easily 74 knots per hour ; or, as the engineer states* with a little more boiler power, she would make one of the fastest launches in the port. The engine was designed, impelled, and made by Messrs. S. and W. Frith, sons of the owner, m their over hours, and is Btated to be very complete, proving that the young artificers have turned out good work, as evidenced by the fact that though the vessel was out the whole of Tuesday, not the slightest hitch occurred while m more pretentious undertakings of the kind the trial tnp many times takes place only after a senes of mishaps. The excellence of the workmanship in the machinery gi~es good promise of the capabilities of our young colonial engineers, and shows that when the time comes for the young to take the places of those now carrying on business, the profession will not cease to be progressive from the want of skill or ability on the part of those born here. The steamer will proceed to the Upper Thames on Monday, under the charge of Captain Tizard, and will at once comrncnco operations at Omaha, working southward.

ISLAND SHIPPING. The Auckland ketch Pear], Captain Loverock, hence to Apia, Samoa, arrived on December 31 after a fair passage of 14 days. The barque Peter Godeffroy arrived at Apia, Samoa, on the 2nd ult., from Sydney, after a passage of 23 days.

The German man-of-war Augusta was at Samoa on the sth ult. The well-known Auckland-built cutter Alarm, which was recently purchased by Mr. Whiteside, of Fiji, won the first prize ut the Levuka Kegatta on the sth ult.

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SHIPPING., New Zealand Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5058, 1 February 1878

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