THE BARQUE TIMES, FROM LONDON.
The Times, u liaudsomo iron bnrqne nnuur onarter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, aiiived from London yesterday morning. Tho Times in an 11 year old vessel, built at Sunderland and owned by Messrs G. H Gardner and Co Liverpool. Sho is commanded by Captain Norie, son of tho master of the ship Countesa of Kintore. Thu vessel bring3 a very large cargo, gomo 1200 tons, amongst which are several combines and ono locomotive, besidoa eight tons of powder. Tho passage has been a lino weather one, and has occupied 108 days from London, 10 days having boon speut iu gettins clear of the Channel. Ouo unfortunate ocourrenco took place during tho passage, which was the loss of one of the apprentices- Edward Patterson Shaw, aged 17. It appears ho was in the head about 8 a.m. on JNov. 27, the vessel beiug then in the South-east Trades, the woathor fine ond sea smooth, but a swell running. JNoone saw him fall, but it was supposed that aa tho vesßel made a pitch down forward he was washed off her, ta ho was seen in the water. The vessel was at once rounded to, and a life-buoy thrown within a few yards of him, but he mndo no attempt to reach it. A boat was instantly lowered, bat tho poor fellow sank almost at once. The boat waa kept pulling nbont for an hour and a half, but beyond piokitg up hi« cap no other trace of tho unfortunate lad could be seen. He belonged to Guernsey. Mr Speckley, who was last here as third officer of tho Hudson, occupies tho post of chief officer. Captain Norie reports :— Left London on Oct. 4, and towod down to Beaohy Head ; beat down Channel againEt strong westerly gale, nnd was off the Lizard on Deo. 13, when final departure from the land was takon. Met with fine weather across the Bay, and pioked up the north-east trades in 21 north on Nov. 5, they proved very light and shifty, and were lost on Nov. 7 oil San Antonio. On Nov. 9 the wind came away from east by south, nnd the equator was crossed* on Nov. 18. Tho south-east . trades proved fresh, nnd carried the vojsel to 30 south on Dec. v5. Thonco to passing tho meridian of tho Cape on Deo. 16,- had flno weather and fresh breezes. Tho Leuwin was passed on Jan. 7, and Tasmania on Jan. 13. The easting being ran down in about 47 south. Tho first landfall was Banks' Peninsula, which was sighted on Monday, the light beiiiif seen that night, and the Uoads at 12.30 am. ycstordiy, tho vessel anchoring on tho Powder Ground at 9 a.m. Tho usual notice to consignees of goods by tho vessel appears elsewhere
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