1865 to Nelson
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 14 December 1865, Page 2
Arrived. December 12, ship Water Nymph, from London.
Passengers per Water Nymph, from London.
Mr, and Mrs. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Davis and two children
Mr. and Mrs. Durham and child
Mr. and Mrs. Akersten and three children
Mrs. Sand, Miss Sand.
Ship Water Nymph.— This vessel left London on the 29th of August, and the Downs on the 1st September ; remained in the Channel for ten days, with westerly winds ; left the Lizard on the 10th, and got a N.E. wind off Cape Finisterre on the 18th, which carried her into the N.E. trades; lost the trades in 12 degrees N., and was fourteen days in the doldrums ; crossed the Equator on the 12th October, having been forty-two days out from the Dow ns. On the 16th October, sighted the Island of Fernando Poronha, and had the S.E. trades well from the southward ; on the 31st, sighted Gough Island, and crossed the meridian of Greenwich on the 2nd November, having been sixty-three days out from the Downs. Had the winds from the W. to S.S.W. all the way, running down her easting in 43 degrees S., till she passed the meridian of St. Paul's, in 43 degrees 9. lat., on the 18th November, having been seventy-nine days out from the Downs. From the meridian of St. Paul's to the South Cape of Tasmania, ran her easting down in 47 degrees S. latitude, having had very strong winds from N.W. to N.E., with very unsettled weather and much sea. Passed the meridian of the South Cape, Tasmania ( 120 miles south of it), on the 2nd December, having only been thirty days from the meridian of Greenwich, during which time she averaged 214 miles a day. On the 8th, when sixty miles off Cape Foulwind, had a very heavy gale from the N.E., which lasted two days; arrived at Nelson on the 11th instant, having been 101 days out from the Downs. The Water Nymph brought seventeen passengers, who were all landed in good health. She left London on the same day as the Wild Duck, for Wellington, and the Strathallan, for Napier. As far as we know, the Water Nymph is the first to arrive at her port.