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PORT CHALMERS.—JUNE 12.

Wind Bt noon, S.W. ; strong breeze. Weather dear and cool.

ARRIVALS. City of Hobart, s.s.. Darby, from Melbourne, general cargo. One hundred passengers. 11. Si. Martin & Co., agents. DEPARTURES. Pet, barque, Rich, for Sydney, in ballast. Colonist, schooner, M'Fie, for Guam, in ballast. Lyttelton, pis., Tooiney, for Waikouaiti. Goods and passengers. PASSEKGER LIST. Per City of Hobart —Mrs. Munyard, Mrs. R. B, Williams,"Mrs. Mclntosh and. infant, Miss Logic, Mrs. Marks, Mrs. Mariner, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Charennes, Mr. J. J. Gordon, Mr. F. H. Dale, Mrs. Bcott and child, Mrs. Lees, two children and infant, Mr. G. Ellson. Miss Spreat, Mrs. Kiugland and child, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Cotton, Miss Warren, Mr. Reynolds. 80 in the steerage.

The City of Hobart, steamship, arrived at Port Chalmers to-day (Thursday), after a rough but rapid passage from Melbourne. She left Sandridge on the evening ofthe sth instant, which is the date of the mail and payers which she brings, and on the morning of the 6th she sailed from Port Philip Heads. Throughout the passage, a very heavy'swell prevailed, i and the weather was, almost without interruption, - boisterous and severe, so much so that the vessel carried away both her main and mizen-topmasts. On Wednesday she sighted the Oineo, then only off Chasland's Mistake. She arrived off the Port during the night time, and hove-to until daylight, when she made for the Port. By the time she reached the narrowest and most intricate part ot the channel it •was nearly dead low water, and in makinjr the turn she grounded. Expecting that she would float as the tide rose, no,steamer proceeded down to the spot, but as nlie made no appearance of getting off after the tide hnd flowed fpr some time, the Ladyßarkly steamed down towards her shortly before midday. By the •time the Barkly had gone halfway down, she floated, and having canted with the flood-tide, she steamed out beyond the Heads, so as to be able to turn and take the channel again. On coining up the second time she again took the ground, and a sigual having been made for a steamer, both the Lady Barkly and the Samson proceeded down, but before they reached her she was again off, and went out to sea. so as turn: and have a clear course up channel. In this second attempt she was successful, and she reached the Port in the afternoon, with the two steamers in her vake, •when her mails and passengers were at once transferred to town by the Lady Barkly. She brings on this occasion a considerable geueral carp/I', and 100 passengers, of whom, as in the case of most vessels lately, a large proportion are feranlw .i::ii (^i'Von. Of her last passage up t ■Moil) uu'iif, tiiu .Heiijuurng papers suy : —"She left Ui-jio at G p.m., on Thursday, the 22nd inst., thereby making the passage in five days and fifteen hours. For the first twentyfour hours after leaving, a strong head gale had to be contended against. During the remainder-of the passage she had fine weather.'1 We should mention that ' the.City of Hobart, during her stay at Melbourne, had her boilers examined and tested, and proved good for twelve mouths' further service. The barque Pet and the schooner Colonist Jeft Port to-day, before a-strong breeze from the S.W. The Daniel* Watson, the Akbar, and the Vortigern, (which lies at the Heads) are ready for sea, and may sail in the morning. The Gottenberg;, s.s., intended for the Otago trade, iB noticed by the Melbourne papers as having arrived in Hobson's Bay on the 31st ult. The Argus says :— "The steamship Gottenberg arrived under canvas at Port Philip Heads early on Friday last, .yhere she was obliged to anchor, and has been detained until Saturday by adverse winds. A steam tug readied her the same afternoon, but was unable, owing to the heavy inorthern gales, to take her in tow uniil the following morning. She arrived in the Bay in the afternoon of the 31st.ult; She left London on the 21st of. December, and had fair weather to Rio, where she put in for some alterations to her spars on the 10th February, remaining there until the Ist.of the following month; . Since leaving that port she has encountered a succession of easterly gales, which lasted to: her at the Heads. -She will be berthed alongside the.Hobson's Bay.Railway Pier this rooming, where arrangements have been made to discharge her cargo with the greatest expedition. She will require to r be .placed on the Patent Slip, in order to ' re«eive her propeller, arid have "her hull scraped and r repainted, so as to be ready for sea by the 12th inst. It ifj-intended that she shall convey the European

mails .io';6tago'; on "■. arrival of the steamer Bombay, * -whichwill be due oh thatdate. The Gottenberg is a fine vessel, with a flush deck fore and aft, of-the same class as the Oscar, haying great space for passengers/,of.^wh6m'she can accommodate 400. She is in.remarkably good order, and reflects considerable credit on Captain Martin and his officers." -tivk-Agt adds:—"She left London on the 21st December; put into _Hio on the 10th of February, for the purpose / of reducing the- foremast, it lidving been found to be too heavy. The necessary alterations having been effccteH,, she left on the Ist of March. From the 22nd of .March, the day after having passed by the Lincolnshire, until she arrived off Cape Otway, a succession , of .easterly gales have had to be contended against. The Gottenberg is a very fine vessel, and, with the . • exception.of being. 100 tons larger, is the fac simile of the Oscar.. .

I" :; The steamer Comet is expected shortly to be added to.tlie number of vessels plying in Port Otago. The ! following- notice of a compliment, to her commander . appears .in, $be Melbourne Argus of. June 2nd:-^" a well-deserved tribute. ,was. to Captain.: Robert ' Watson, -who -has been sowell and favorably known '" for many years, as commander of the steamer Comet, In connexion withiHliiAßobsoa's Bay Bail way. On • Saturday evening last;" that gentleman -was presented ' with a purse containing sixty sovereigns, together ■with .an illuminated -adqress. • The-.presentation took place-atthe Atbipn'H?tel, r by Mr,, Thomas, Stewart, J.F.y'in'th'e presence of, a number of;gentlemen who have been-'cMistfltilr^bssSngers^by-tne Comet, arid who bore testimony to the uniform kindness and attention always bestowed by Captain Wateon on bis

passengers. The address, which wiw on vellnm, illu- j miuated and very beatifally executed by Mr. G. F. Smith, of Willifimstown, was as follows: —'To Captain Robert Watson, steamer Comet—Dear sir, —We learn with regret that the projected departure • of the steamer Comet for New Zealand will probably terminate, the connexion which has united you to us for the. last eight years. But while we regret the severance of a connexion which has conduced so greatly to our comfort and convenience, we are glad of the opportnnity it. affords us of expressing our high esteem, otthe care and assiduous attcntian and neverfailing politeness which have characterised your command. We desire, too, that you will gratify us by accepting the puree of sixty sovereigns, which we offer you, a* a token of the regard in which we hold you personally, and of our appreciation of the efficient manner in which your duties have been performed as chief officer and master of the steamer Comet. With the sincero desire that you may enjoy every prosperity and happiness, we bee fo subscribe ourselves your sincere friends, (signed) Tiros. Stewart and J. V. Green, on behalf of the subscribers.' " The American Ship Joshua Bates, sailed from Dune-lin for Melbourne 12th inst., with strong JT.W.. to S.W. pales, which continued until the 19th inst., after which a succession of calms and light variable airs were experienced. On the 18th inst., Alex. Stephens, native of Scotland, late residence Geelong, died about 5 p.m., ofeongestion of the brain. Vessel spoken by the Joshua Bates. 15th inst., Cambodia, from Sydney to Callao, lat. L 49 S., long. 1GC.24, E.— Age, Juno 3. The barque William Watson was launched from the Government Patent Slip on Saturday morning_ last. She has been stripped, caulked, and coppered in thb short space of twenty-one working hours, by J. D. Solomon, the lessee. Captain Pendleton reports most favorably on the manner in which the work has been performed.— Argus, June 3. The White Star ship, Bluejacket, Captain James White, for Liverpool, was towed to sea at four o'clock this afternoon. She takes a large number of passengers of nil classes, mid .a very valuable freight of colonial produce, including 26,000 ounces of goid, of which 9,000 were transhipped from New Zealand. — Argur., June 3. The barque '"Hmedin has just completed an extensive overhaul as to her hull, in Oswald and Inglis's floating dock, Williamstown, She has been floated out, and will receive her new main aud mizen masta in the course of a-few days.

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PORT CHALMERS.—JUNE 12., Otago Daily Times, Issue 180, 13 June 1862

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