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White Wings Vol I. Fifty Years Of Sail In The New Zealand Trade, 1850 TO 1900

The City Of Glasgow

The City Of Glasgow.

The 1168-ton ship City of Glasgow, owned by Smith and Co., of Glasgow, and chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company, made two voyages to New Zealand—one in 1874 to Lyttelton, and the other in 1892 to Dunedin. In command of Captain Black, she left Belfast on January 3, 1874, and arrived at Lyttelton on March 20, a passage of 77 days, or 73 days from pilot to the Heads. She made a splendid run of nineteen days to the Line, and was off Melbourne on the 59th day, frequently logging 350 miles. On this voyage, of her 215 passengers, seven children and one adult died from fever.

On her second visit to the colony, the ship left Glasgow on March 4, 1892, in command of Captain Tannock, and arrived at Dunedin on June 17, 1892, a passage of 104 days. The length of the voyage was accounted for by adverse weather, and also by the absence of westerlies when running down her easting. When off the pitch of the Cape, she struck heavy weather from the south-east, during which she lost part of her top-gallant bulwarks, and had her saloon skylights smashed by big seas.