February 4. Balclutha, A.S.N. Co's ss,
262 tons, Captain Bell, from Maryborough and Rockhampton. Passengers : Mrs Dutton and servant, Misses Dutton (2), Mrs Marshall and servant, Miss Brown, Miss Patterson, Miss Lellars, Mrs Wright and 4 children, Miss T. T.Bultenberg, Mrs A. B. Jolly, Mrs Griffith, Dr Salmond, Messrs. Perry, Cameron, Frith, Antill, Lloyd, Fornce, M'Donald, Dow, R. H. Will, C. M. Carroll, Spiller, Noame, J. Little, D. O'Sullivan, Von de Heyde, Kelman, Nisbet, Bowes, C. Dunn, Pearson, Parnell, G.E.Eley, T. Morrell, and 70 in the steerage.
January 27.— Tim Whiffler, immigrant ship, 1432 tons, Captain Cotter, from London, with
320 statute adults.
February 4. R.M.S. Flintshire, 1243 tons, Captain Sturrock, for Singapore, rio Northern Ports and Torres Straits. Passengers For Cardwell: Mr Thos. Hamilton, P.M., Mr Com- missioner Seymour, Sub-inspector M'Kiernan, 2 constables', and 8 deck passengers. For Bowen: 2 deck passengers. For Somerset: 1 deck passenger. For Batavia: Mr T. C. Thompson. For Singapore: Mr D. C. Binnie.
February 4.—Culgoa, s., 56 tons, Clark, master, from Noosa, with 25,000 feet timber.
February 4.Culgoa, s., 56 tons, Clark, master, for Noosa, in ballast.
Balclutha, ss, from Rockhampton: 2 cases bacon, Order; 1 horse, Dutton; 2 crates, 1 case, A.S.N. Company ; 1 case, Davenport 1 parcel, A.J.S. Bank ; 1 parcel, Immigration Office, 2 trunks, 1 case, J. Hunter.
Boomerang, ss, from Northern Ports : 1 port- manteau, W. Vanneck ; 1 parcel, Hollander ; 1 case coral, E, Henry ; 1 coil rope, 11 bags salt, A.S.N. Company.
Naomi, schooner, from Mackey -. 3 hogsheads 7 quarter-casks rum, Bright, Brothers, and Co; 862 bags, 1605 mats sugar, Quinlan and Co.
Ipswich Steamers. The Ipswich, from the A.S.N. Company's Wharf, at IO o.m. today.
The Balclutha, ss, leaves for Sydney at 10 a.m. to-day.
The Boomerang, ss, leaves for Bowen, Townsville, and Cardwell, at noon on Saturday.
The R.M.S. Flintshire left for Singapore, via' northern ports and Torres Straits, at an early hour yesterday morning.
The schooner Lucy and Adelaide clears for the Endeavor River to-day, with a full comple- ment of passengers and horses, not taking any cargo. The accomodation for the horses is of a superior kind,permanent fixtures having been put up, as it is intended to employ the vessel in this trade, for which she is so admirably suited ,- and no expense has been spared to make everything connected with the passengers and horses com-
plete. The fixings for the horses are bolted and rivetted thus ensuring greater strength.
The brig Ella Gladstone is announced to leave for the Endeavor River on Saturday next.
The Collector of Customs received informa tion yesterday to the effect that portions of a wreck had been discovered on Northumberland Island.
The Boomerang, ss., left the Endeavor River at 4 p.m. on the 26th ultimo; passed Port Hinchinbrook at 1.30 p.m. on the following day; arrived at Cleveland Bay at 5.30 a.m. on the 28th, and left at 7 p.m.; arrived at Bowen at 8.30 a.m. on the 29th, and left at noon ; passed Cape Townsend at 11.30 a.m. on the 30th ;
anchored off Masthead Island at 8.30 a.m. on the 31st, and left at noon on the following day ; passed Woody Island at 2 30 p.m. on the 2nd instant, and anchored off White Cliff's at 6 p.m.;
weighed and proceeded at 7.15 a.m. on the 3rd; crossed Wide Bay Bar at 11.15 a.m., same day,
and arrived at Cape Moreton at 8.45 p.m.; entered the river shortly after midnight, and arrived at Brisbane at 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Experienced light and fresh variable winds, with incessant rain, to Cleveland Bay thence light northern winds and hazy weather to Masthead Island ; wind then hauled to the southward and eastward, and continued the same throughout the remainder of the passage.
The Boomerang called at Masthead Island, and remained there 28 hours, to assist the James Paterson ; it being the top of spring tide, Captain Edmondson thought there was some chance of getting her off; assisted in getting all the cargo out, and securing masts, &c. On the morning of the 1st instant, the Queensland, Captain Brookes, tried to tow the Paterson off, but could not move her. The Boomerang pro- ceeded on her passage at noon, leaving the Queensland to attend to the wreck.
The Balclutha, ss., left Rockhampton on the 31st ultimo, and arrived at Gladstone at 8 a.m. the following day; left again at 10 a.m., and arrived at Maryborough at 11.15 a.m. on Mon- day left Maryborough at 8.30 a.m. on Tues day, and reached Brisbane at 10 a.m. yesterday morning. Experienced fine weather from Maryborough. Tho English mails from Mary- borough, for Europe, were transhipped on board the Flintshire, in Moreton Bay, yesterday morning.
Captain Cotter reports that the immigrant
ship Tim Whiffler, with passengers for Mary-
borough, Queensland, hauled out of the East India Docks on the 14th October, 1873, and proceeded to Gravesend, towed by the powerful steam tug Brother Jonathan, and arrived at Gravesend on the morning of the 17th ; on the 19th unmoored from the buoy, towed by the powerful auxiliary steam tug Robert Bruce, and proceeded down Channel; weather clear, light airs from the eastward; same day at 10 p.m., light breeze springing up from ENE, made sail on the ship ; at 2 a.m. on the 20th cast off from the steam tug, and proceeded on
the voyage, Beachy Head bearing NE by N, with weather threatening and changeable ; from the 21st to the 23rd stray gales,short broken sea, ship laboring heavily, with bad weather; on the 24th no appearance of the gale abating or the weather clearing up, with ship rolling and pitching heavily, and passengers much distressed from the prolonged bad weather; after mature con- sideration determined to bear up for Dungeness, where we arrived at 6 p.m., and anchored ; on the 25th got under way with a moderate breeze from the eastward, and proceeded on the voyage, the pilot leaving the ship on the 26th ; from the 26th to the 6th November had pleasant breezes and fine weather ; entered the NE trades in latitude 26 deg N, which continued to 7 deg N latitude, on the 14th November ; crossed the Line on the 21st, and from thence to the Cape of Good Hope fine weather; from the Cape to Tasmania fine weather, with strong westerly breezes; made the Light on Sandy Cape on the 23rd January, and arrived in Hervey's Bay on the 25th January.
The Agnes Humphrey reports (says the Bulletin of the 26th ultimo) that the schooner Hibernia was blown ashore on North-west Island, on Thursday Inst, " right into the scrub," and is now partially sanded up. The master of the schooner (Mr Griffin) and crew have come up to town for the purpose of obtaining the proper appliances to get her off. The Agnes Humphrey and the Flying Fish have both suffered severely from Thursday's gale. To quote an expressive phrase, " they are leaking like baskets."
The Bulletin of the 26th ultimo says: " The Annie reports the Sarah Jane, cutter, Griffin, sen., master, safe in Gladstone, and that an unusually high tide took place there on Thursday last, the water being three feet above the wharves at the saw-mills. The schooner also reports that most of the beacons between the Pilot Station and Gladstone are completely destroyed, and that many in the river are blown
The Bulletin of the 26th ultimo states : - In our last issue we inadvertently stated that the ship Landsborough, which left Keppel Bay on Wednesday morning last, was bound for London. Her actual destination was Callao. Captain Botger, of the Countess Belmore, informs us that he last saw the Landsborough on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. She was then ten miles NE of Hummocky Island, and
heading ENE. The wind was SE by S and
moderate, but weather thick and cloudy.
Captain Thomas was shortening sail, and appeared to be short-handed. Captain Botger detected no indication at that time of unusually bad weather impending, but thinks that Captain
Thomas must have had warning from the state of his barometer, and shortened sail accordingly. From the course the Landsborough was taking, Captain Botger is of opinion that by 8 o'clock that night the Landsborough would have been in clear
water, with plenty of room to wear the ship - not less than forty miles every way. The only danger, in his opinion, was of her turning
turtle, as she was rather high out of the water. Mr R. Hall, master of the ketch Flying
Fish, which was off North-west Reef, em - ployed in turtling, reports that he saw the Landsborough on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The wind was blowing hard. The Landsborough was on the starboard tack, carrying all sail, heading for the North Reef, and steering NNE. Such a course, in Hall's opinion, would take the Landsborough clear of the north end of the reef, and into Capri- corn Channel. There would then be the pos- sible danger of her getting entangled among Swain's Reefs, on the other side of the channel. And again, if the wind hauled more to the north it would give her an opportunity to stand more out to sea. The two accounts differ in some
points, but possibly the discrepancies are capable of explanation. With regard to Cap- tain Botger's supposition that the ship was too light and short-handed, we are able to state that she had 464 tons of ballast, and her com- plement of hands numbered twenty-three all told. The reports which we have given above would, however, lead to the supposition that the Landsborough, if she encountered the worst of the gale, had still a fair chance of weather- ing it out.