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Tho dagstaff of Timarnis situated m 171 dog 17.-J0 mm East longitude ; and 44 deg 23 mm South latitude, ARRIVED. Jau 31 — Onmpere, s.s., 352 tons, Robertson, from the north. SAILED. Jan. 31— Oumpere, 5.5., 353 tons, Robertson, for Dunedin. IN' HARBOUR. ►Ship — Turakina. Barqnes— Ragna and Arabella. ".Ai'KCI'KD AI'.IUVAt.S. Herald, s.s., to-day v Kawatici, s.s., on Friday Obau, s 3, on Saturday Omapeve, s.a., from the south, on Saturday. Wakatipu, s.s., on Monday Brunner, s.s., on Tuesday. Peru, barque, 710 tons, daily Peri, 897 tons, from Brisbane, daily Araby Maul, from Adelaide, daily Due. 1109 tous, from Monte Video, early Highland Forest, 1010 tons, from Lytteltou, early. VESSELS HO3IEWAKD BOUND. Vessel. Days out. Holeu Deiiny (Captaiu Carnoll) ... 52 Cumbrian (Captain Thomas) 46 Mercia (Captain Kimmings) 39 Abcrcarne (Onptain Lewisj 18 Asterion (Captain Foote). 0 The 5.3. Omapeve called yesterday going south, to land 200 tons of Westport coal. She sailed for Dunedin m the evening. There are indications that at no very distant date (says the Melbourne Arijui) a sailing ship will be as great a curiosity as the mastodon, the pterodactyl, or the hackneyed dodo. It is reported by the chief officer of the Maiden City, which has arrived m the bay from Sau Francisco, that merchant shipping to the extent of no less than 56,000 tons was lying idle at Martinez, a little village on tho Sacramento river, when the Maiden City sailed for Melbourne. Tho unfortunate " unemployed " consisted entirely of sailing ships, mostly iron or steel vessols of modern build, which were literally rusting m inglorious ease at the Califoruiau port. Nearly nil of them were vessels of over 2000 tons burthen, and many more were lying disengaged at San Francisco itself, with crews paid off and spars and cordage rotting with disuse. It was significant that very few steamers we c delayed i->r cargoes. Tbe Maiden City hoi-self was " out of a billet " for 12 months, but. she at last got a job to carr.y tinned salmon and timber to Melbourne, to tho disgust, presumably, of her less lucky sisters left behind. The ship Andrada, from Sydney, had been waiting patiently m the port for two years when the Maiden City left, and most of the ochers had been there for over 12 months.

(BY i'ELKGKAIUI.) Wellington, Jau. 29. The Mararoa, which arrived from Sydney this morning, brought 103 passengers for all ports. The Doric left Rio on Sunday for London with her frozen meat m good condition.

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PORT OF TIMARU, Timaru Herald, Volume LV, Issue 5628, 1 February 1893

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PORT OF TIMARU Timaru Herald, Volume LV, Issue 5628, 1 February 1893