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February 10, 1876, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

The following will be interesting to our Australian neighbors and all intending passengers on the Australian route, as descriptive of the two British steamers of the service: The "Zealandia" and "Australia" are sister steamships, built specially by the well-known firm of John Elder & Co., Glasgow, for the new mall service between San Francisco and the Colonies of New South Wales and Mew Zealand. For the purposes of the service five powerful steamships are required; three of these the "City of San Francisco," "City of New York" and "City of Sydney," each 3500 tons, 600 horse power, have been built by the Pacific Mall Company, at Chester, Delaware, U.S.A. The "Zealandia" and "Australia" complete the fleet, and have to proceed by the Cape of Good Hope to Australia to take up their stations on the mail route. They are expected to make the voyage to Melbourne within 43 days.

The "Zealandia" sailed from Plymouth at noon on December 19th, and arrived at St. Vincent, Cape de Verde, on the morning of December 28th, making the run in 8 days, 17 hours, or at the rate of over 12 knots an hour.

The "Australia" is now at her loading berth in the southwest India Dock, and is well worth a visit from all who are interested in watching the progressive improvements introduced into our oceangoing steamers. The dimensions are: Length, 370 feet; beam, 37-1/2 feet; depth from base line (bottom of floors) to spar deck, 28 feet, 8 inches; depth of hold from top of floors to main deck, 19 feet; tonnage about 3,000, British measurement. The engines, of 500 horse-power, nominal, working up to 2400 horse-power, effective, are compound, with two cylinders of 62 inches, and one cylinder of 45 inches in diameter; stroke, 4 feet, 3 inches.

They take three grips of the crank shaft, instead of two, as is usual in marine engines, and the result is a steady, quiet movement, almost, inaudible in the saloon, even when the engines are working at high pressure.

The sleeping cabins for first-class passengers are of a very superior character, most of them being placed on the main deck, forward of the spacious dining saloon. A number of state rooms on the upper or hurricane deck are arranged for two passengers only, while a few are admirably adapted for families. They are covered by a light and elegant deck, affording an elegant promenade for passengers during the day time, and projecting sufficiently over each side to provide both an awning for the cabins and a roomy sheltered walk. The windows and venetian blinds, with which these cabins are fitted, must make them exceedingly light and airy. The dining saloon is very handsome, extending across the ship from side to side, with four tables running fore and aft the entire length. It measures 60 feet by 38 feet, with sixteen inside ports, and is lighted and ventilated by a lofty dome-shaped skylight, which is one of the most striking features of the ship. Contrary to custom, the saloon is placed forward of the funnel, thus escaping the smoke and heat from the engine room.

The Australia has accommodation tor 164 first-class, 24 second-class; and 85 third-class passengers.

The American overland route to the Australian Colonies promises now to be reliable and efficient, and intending passengers will find every information willingly supplied to them by Messrs. Lawrence, Clark & Co., of Great St. Helens, the London Agents for the line. - Illustrated London News, January 15th, 1876.

April 1876 in Australia

May 5, 1876 from Sydney, Australia (click to view details)

May 24, 1876, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

THE "ZEALANDIA."

The steamer Zealandia, bound for Sidney, sails today on time, contrary to expectation. She was run into some days ago by the City of Panama, and apparently very badly injured. She has been thoroughly repaired in a remarkably short time, and guaranteed as good as new. The workmen are very proud of the job and the Superintendent delights at being able to keep faith according to the announcement.

May 16, 1877, Daily Alta California
Hawaiian Steamer Zealandia, Van Oterendopr, 25 days from Sydney with 6159 ingots tin, 20 boxes opium, 22 pieces lumber, 16 packages merchandise.
Consignees: J. Boden & Co.; J. C. Moore; Macondray & Co.; Balfour, Guthrie & Co.; E. J. Bowen & Co.; Rebecca Mitchell; D. G. Camarino; J. K. Newton; H. P. Gregory & Co.; Sanborn, Vail & Co.; W. Laidley & Co.; W. T. Laury; C. C. Shattuck; J. D. Spreckels & Bros.; Lilienthal & Co.; K. Tucker; J. J. Moore & Co.; Wells, Fargo & Co.

July 18, 1878, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

July 17: British steamer Zealandia, Chevalier, 27 days from Sydney, etc., via Honolulu 8 days., Passengers and merchandise to Williams, Blanchard & Co.
Importations from Sydney: 474 ingots tin, 1 cs specimens natural history, 1 cs seed, 100 cs fruit, 1 c ferns, 3 cs effects, 3 cs. mdse. From Honolulu: 4566 bags 1743 kegs 966 mats 1 ck sugar, 2343 bags paddy, 991 sks rice, 52 sks coffee, 8 bdls goat skins, 16 bls calf skins, 545 pkgs hides, 8 bxs pineapples, 9 bxs betel leaves, 3 bdls sheep skins, 502 bchs bananas, 78 bls pulu, 1 thermometer.
Consignees: Balfour & Guthrie; G. P. Rexford; H. Edwards; E. Clark & Co.; J. P. Sweeney & Co.; W. Myers; M. Vulicovich; Miss Gordon Cummings; E. McFarland; Williams, Blanchard & Co.; H. S. Greenbaum & Co.; Kwong Soong Woo; Woo Woo; M. Phillips & Co.; L. Sloss & Co.; A. Giorgiana; L. G. Sresovich; Kwon liung Lung; Heyward Bros & Co.; Mr. Beverleich; Hang Kee; M. Dabovich; Tong Qui & Co.; Man Hop; H. W. Severance.

February 26, 1879 from Sydney, Australia (click to view details)

October 8, 1879 from Sydney, Australia (click to view details)

January 4, 1881, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

AUSTRALIAN LINE: Zealandia, four trips. Average from Sydney, 25 days, 12 hours, and from Honolulu, 8 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes.

January 18, 1881, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

The "Zealandia."
The Asserted Mutiny ofChinese Sailors Denied -- Statement from Captain Chevalier

Editors Alta: In the report of the "Seamen's Protective Union," published in this morning's Call, an account appeared of a meeting of Chinese on board of this ship during her last voyage from San Francisco to Australia. I must here state that the report is entirely without foundation, and hope that the following facts will convince the public hat it is so: First -- The Chinese on board were not guilty of any mutinous conduct, but, on the contrary, have always coducted themselves in an orderly, quiet manner, and have performed their various duties most satisfactorily; many of them have been in the ship for over three years. Both the Chief Engineer and myself consider them good firemen. They are more manageable at sea and more attentive inport. Second -- The Zealandia did not encounter a gale of wind at all during the voyage referred to, so that neither ship nor passengers were endangered as stated. -- Third -- The number of white men employed is double that of the Chinese, the total crew being 66 for the former and only 32 of the latter. This fact is along sufficient to show that the rumor is quite imaginary, also that a meeting of the Chinese crew under such circumstances is a matter of impossibility. Yours respectfully.

April 21, 1881, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, Calfiornia, U.S.A.

AUSTRALASIA

The Zealandia, Captain Chevalier, arrrived at San Francisco yesterday from Sydney and Auckland, via Honolulu. The news from the colonies is unimportant:

Henry Taylor, lately in the employ of the South Australian Government, and now on his way from England by the Orient, has submitted to the Agent-General a scheme for making Australian resources better known in Great Britain and thus enabling Australia to competes in emigrants with America. He proposes to collect exhibit of produce of the colonies such as wheat, flour, meats, wines and have them on view successively at at the principal towns in the counties, under the charge of a practical man, ready to give nation about the colonies. He estimates the cost, which is to be borne jointly by the colonies, at 1,150 yearly.

The scarcity of water in the norih is causing great inconvenience.

A telegram has been received at Adelaide stating that the India, for Port Pirie, has been wrecked off the Cape of Good Hope. All hands were saved, but the cargo will be a total loss. The vessel was chartered by the Government to bring out railway iron . . .

August 10, 1881, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

AUSTRALASIA.
Items of News from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

By the steamship Zealandia, which arrived at San Francisco Monday, the following advices are received:

MELBOURNE, July 14th. The new Ministers assumed control of their departments yesterday. It appears likely that several will be opposed on re-election, though nothing definite has been decided. The Government will support Cooper for the Chairmanship of Committees made vacant by Gaunson's acceptance of office, but Mason and Mirams are also candidates. The Houses meet to-day, when they will adjourn until after the re- election of Ministers. On reassembling, the session will be closed as speedily as possible.

The new Ministry is spoken of in the most uncomplimentary terms by the press generally. The general opinion outside is that it is only a stop-gap for a coalition Ministry, which it is well known several prominent men of both sides desire.

Soon after the commencement of the bail at the Government House, on Thursday, about one hundred weight of plaster fell, striking LaCren, Secretary of Public Works, on the head and shoulders. For some time he was rendered unconscious, but is now recovered and was able to return to business yesterday.

Sydney, July 14th. Fresh cases of small- pox which have occurred the past few days have renewed a.arm here. There are now about a dozen infected houses in the city and suburbs, each being guarded by a constable. The Government is taking every step to prevent the spread of the disease. With that object, it has decided to appoint a Board of Health, with power to act in cases of emergency. It is proposed to erect a small-pox hospital forthwith.

August 30, 1881, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Pacific Mail Company Ad for Zealandia to Australia 1881.

The Zealandia sailed on Saturday for the Colonies. She carried merchandise to Australia valued at $85,000, including 27,000 pounds of hops, 150,000 pounds of sugar, and 200 flasks of quicksilver.

November 19, 1881, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

The steamer Zealandia arrived at San Francisco yesterday from Sydney, via Auckland, etc., bringing the British mails.

November 28, 1881, San Francisco
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Arrived: British steamer Zealandia, Chevalier, 24 days 18 hours from Sydney, etc., via Honolulu 7 days 14 hours. Passengers and merchandise to Williams, Dimond & Co.

May 22, 1885, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Detained at Sydney

The P. M. S. S. Zealandia, which arrived yesterday from Australia, was detained beyond her sailing date at Sydney on account of the 'action of the Seamen's Union, which insisted upon a full crew of Europeans being engaged for the outward voyage at the rate of wages in the printed rules of the Union, as regards seamen, firemen and trimmers. They would not agree to Chinamen on the Zealandia forming part of the crew for the outward voyage, even should the agents guarantee that the ship should return with a European crew from San Francisco. The demands of the Union were, however, not acceded to.

August 28, 1885, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Suing the " Zealandia."

A. K. Kron & Co. have filed a libel suit in the United States District Court against the Pacific Mail Steamship. Company's steamship Zealandia. It is alleged by libelants that they shipped by the Zealandia, on her last voyage from Sydney to this port, a lot of merchandise, consisting of pig, calf and kangaroo skins, etc., which on arrival in San Francisco were, in consequence of careless stowage, etc., badly damaged. Judgment in the sum of $5,000 is accordingly asked by libelants.

January 22, 1886, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

The Ocean Race.

In the recent race between the steamers Alameda and Zealandia from this port to Auckland and Sydney the Alameda beat the Zealandia 28 hours to Auckland and 11 hours to Sydney. The run from Auckland to Sydney, a distance of 1,280 miles, was made by the Alameda in 3 days and 14 hours, the fastest time on record.

November 24, 1889, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

The Oceanic Steamship Company's steamer Zealandia arrived yesterday, bringing intelligence from Samoa to November 5th, and from Honolulu to the 16th inst.

A TERRIBLE FATE.
Aeronaut Van Tassel Devoured by Sharks Near Honolulu.

Professor P. A. Van Tassel, the aeronaut, met with a horrible death in the harbor of Honolulu on Saturday, the 16th inst.

The occasion was the king's birthday. There was a grand celebration, and the festivities were to conclude with a balloon ascension and parachute leap. Shortly before 3 o'clock Van Tassel entered his balloon alone after all the necessary preparations were made. The conditions were favorable for his alighting on land, and when the balloon shot upward he shouted to his brother, that he would not land more than half a mile from the starting point.

The balloon ascended steadily to a height of 1000 feet, when it was caught by a strong upper current blowing seaward and carried over the water. The aeronaut evidently saw that he must inevitably fall in the water, and those who were watching him with glasses saw that be was hurriedly making preparations for a descent.

Suddenly the parachute was let loose and the bag of gas shot up in the air. The parachute opened nicely and the man gracefully descended into the water about two miles oil shore. That is the last that was seen of him. He was undoubtedly eaten by sharks, as there were a number of these huge man-eating monsters in the immediate vicinity at the time.

The steamer Zealandia was at the time entering the harbor, and Van Tassel alighted in the water about a mile off. Two boats were immediately lowered and the then were soon to the spot where the man was last seen. They could find no trace of him. The parachute had sunk into the water from the weight of its iron frame, and three or four monster white sharks were seen near by swimming about. They followed the boats' track to the steamer, though the search was continued afterwards for several hours. All on board the Zealandia saw the ascension and the leap, and Captain Von Ottendorf had his boats out and ready long before the unfortunate man touched the water. The men who were in the boats say that Van Tassel must have been seized by the hungry monsters almost immediately after he struck the water. Not more than eight minutes elapsed from the time the boats struck out until the spot was reached where the daring man died. Not the slightest trace could be found of him not so much as a scrap or a rag of his costume.

Van Tassel was about forty years of age at the time of of his death, and he left a wife, but no children. His brother will remain in Honolulu for the present.

May 27, 1891, San Francisco Call

From the Islands

The steamship Zealandia came in yesterday 7 days from Honolulu,Captain Van Oaterendorp, having beaten the City of Peking one day in the run from Honolulu, though the Zealand it left on the day after. She brought a large list of passengers, having 60 in the cabin and 114 in the steerage. She also brought 10,982 bags of sugar and 4344 bunches of bananas. Passengers and merchandise. J. D. Spreckels & Bros.

January 18, 1891, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

LATEST NEWS FROM AUSTRALASIA.
The Old Zealandia Bests the New Steamer Kononai.

The Oceanic Steamship Company's steamer Zealandia, Van Oterendorp, master, arrived from Australia and the Hawaiian Islands yesterday morning, she brought a small mail and but few passengers, as the general supposition was that she would be superseded by the new steamer Monowai of the Union line. The Zealandia went into the dock at Sydney and was cleaned. The result was that she started one hour behind the Monowai and beat her to Auckland. When she reached Honolulu the Zealandia was way ahead of her rival, and after waiting thirteen hours she left for this port.

June 4, 1899, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

SOLDIERS AND DEAD BODIES FROM MANILA
Transport Zealandia Makes Port.
VERY CLEVER SEAMANSHIP
TWO OF THE SHIP'S SAILORS RESCUED IN MIDOCEAN.
Very Sad Drowning of Little Philip Muck His Companions Ran Away and Left Him to Perish.

Tho transport Zealandia arrived from Manila via Nagasaki yesterday afternoon. As soon as her passengers and cargo are discharged she will be turned over to the Oceanic Steamship Company, and will be got ready to take the Australia's on the Honolulu run while the latter is being overhauled.

Captain Dowdell reports a fair weather passage all the way from Manila, the run from Nagasaki being made in the time of eighteen days. The Zealandia brought up the following: John D. Ford, chief engineer cruise Olympia, H. N. Stevenson, chief engineer monitor Monterey; Lieutenant James Harkins, Tenth Pennsylvania, United States Volunteers; G. Sittig and E. M. Snyder, commissary clerks; N. h. Harriman, missionary; F. Pierpoint, sergeant of marines, John Kidd and Albert Holt, commissaries transport service; Hore Tatu, sailor on battleship Oregon; James Boggs, Fourth United States Cavalry; William Christian, Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteers; N. M. Goryn, Twelfth United States Infantry; R. A. Greenwell, Eighteenth United States Infantry; L. L. McKenney, Fourth United States Infantry; R. B. Payne, First Nebraska Volunteers; John A. Pender, Utah Battery; John Ryan, Twelfth United States Infantry; W. A. Ryberg, Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteers; Geo. H. Simons, First California; John A. Wimsett, Eighteenth United States Infantry.

The remains of fifteen soldiers also came up on the Zealandia: They will be landed on Monday as soon as the vessel begins discharging...

January 21, 1900, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

SS Zealandia, January 21, 1900, San Francisco Call.

MAIL STEAMER ZEALANDIA TO CARRY GOLD-SEEKERS TO NORTHERN MINES

INTEREST in the northern gold fields is increasing so rapidly and the demand for better berths is so great that the Alaska Exploration Company has been forced to charter the big steamer Zealandia for the Cape Nome and St. Michael run during the summer. The report that the steamer had been chartered for Alaska was a surprise to shipping men, who believed that none but the smaller class of craft would be used, as in former years. The Oceanic Steamship Company only consented after much negotiation to lease its splendid steamship for the summer.

According to present arrangements the Zealandia will leave early in May and will go direct to Cape Nome. Her arrival will be so timed that she will land her passengers at the first possible opportunity, so that they can take advantage of the earliest chance to prosecute their search for gold. The Zealandia will go from Cape Nome to St. Michael, at which point the voyage to Dawson and all intermediate points on the Yukon River will be continued in the company's fleet of river boats. The fast time that can be made by the Zealandia will make this route the quickest between San Francisco and the gold centers.

The Zealandia is the largest and best equipped steamship ever in the Alaskan trade and can carry nearly 700 passengers. Her cabin berths will accommodate 175, there is ample room for 150 second-class passengers, while 300 can find ample quarters in the steerage. With her electric light system and superb main saloon, which will seat 150, the Zealandia presents a strong contrast to most of the boats that were put into the northern service last year and the year before, many of which met with accidents involving great loss of life. The chartering of the popular ocean liner marks the beginning of a new departure in northern trade. It is the signal that the period of excitement and adventure has passed and that the Alaskan gold fields are now acknowledged to offer great opportunities for legitimate enterprise and investment.

Although quite a fleet of smaller vessels are scheduled to leave in advance of the Zealandia, her charterers claim that she will be first on the field and that her passengers will not be required to stay on board, under unpleasant conditions, till work is possible. In addition to every possible facility the Zealandia will also carry a physician, and the trip will be made under conditions as pleasant as any that prevail on any old-established route of steamship travel.

The Zealandia will make three and probably four round trips during the season for the Alaska Exploration Company, her charter covering the limit of time at which it will be possible to make a successful trip to Cape Nome. On the ways in the city there is now being built a tugboat for Cape Nome, which is owned by the charterers of the Zealandia. The new boat has been christened the Meteor and will be ready for launching in a few weeks, after which she will at once go north for service in the lighterage and towing business at the Cape.

March 4, 1891, Daily Alta California

The Zealandia.

The Zealandia arrived last evening front Honolulu, which port she left February 24th. She brings no news of special interest. The dispute between the Queen and her Cabinet was unsettled when the Zealandia sailed. The steamer brought twenty-six cabin and thirty four steerage passengers. The former were: Brother Bertram, Miss L. Church, Mrs E S. Caprice, Mrs. J. W. Day and child, Mrs. G. W. Ewart, J. B. Haight, M. Hynaan, W. H. Lewers, George Lycurgus, Mrs. Judge McCully and daughter, G. A. McClintock, B. L. Muir, Mrs. F. M. Rivae, Dr. Saylor and wife, G. W. Singley, A. M. Sproull, Miss F. Stone, Miss Cora Scofield, S. F. Shaw, H. E. Wilcox, Miss H. I. Waugh, E. Waltner, George Lewers.

May 5, 1891, from San Francisco to Honolulu
Daily Alta California: The Zealandia Sails.
The Pacific Mail steamship Zealandia sailed yesterday for Honolulu. Among her passengers were the Misses Teen Goodall, Nettie Downs, Grace Cornwall and Gossie Perkins, under the chaperonage of Mrs. C. H. Blair. They go on a pleasure trip to the Sandwich Islands.

June 1, 1898, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

SS Zealandia, June 1, 1898, San Francisco Call.

OLD GLORY FLIES AT THE MAIN PEAK
Zealandia and China American Vessels.
IMPROVING THE COLON.
SHE IS BEING FITTED WITH ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
A Strike Among the Carpenters on the Zealandia Caused Some Delay in the Work on the Troopship.

The steamers Zealandia and China were passed by the United States Board of Inspectors yesterday and at noon the Hawaiian flags on both of them were hauled down and Old Glory thrown to the breeze instead. In the case of the Zealandia the Jack was set at the end of the bowsprit and the stars and stripes were flown from the fore and mainmast and the gaff. The flags at the fore and the gaff were brand new, having been made for the occasion, while the one at the main was part of the steamer's bunting. In honor of her admission to the American merchant marine the China flew almost the same flags as the Zealandia. There was no ceremony in either case and the stars and stripes had been flying over each vessel for nearly an hour before the general public along the front were aware that the change had been made. In future the China and Zealandia will appear in Lloyds and the American register as "American steamers," and not "Hawaiian." This will mean a big diminution of the fees earned by the Hawaiian consulate and will detract considerably from the importance of Consul-General Wilder on sailing days.

The work of getting the Zealandia, China and Colon ready for their trip to Manila with troops is being rushed to completion. A temporary stop was put to the work on the Zealandia early yesterday morning. The trouble was overcome, however, and everything went along as usual. W. Boole, the shipwright, engaged a lot of men to do the work required in putting in extra berths in the steamer. All of them, with the exception of four, were union men and they threatened to quit work unless the non-union men were discharged.

Mr. Boole was angry, but powerless, and had to give in, so the non-union men were discharged. Boole said that had it not been that the work had to be done In a hurry he would not have given in, but would have sought and secured non-union men. The Zealandia, like the Australia, is to be fitted with 491 of Turner's patent bunks. These when not in use can be transformed into 2931 feet of settees on which the men can sit and lounge in comfort.

The Colon is having a new electric plant put in and she will be the last of the fleet to get ready. While on the Panama route the Colon was lit with oil lamps, but now that bunks have to be placed in the 'tween decks it was not considered safe to extend the coal oil system that far, so electricity was substituted. The change will greatly improve the steamer and will be a blessing to the soldiers when the tropics are reached.

Work on the China is progressing steadily. The quarters for the men in both her and the Colon are to be vastly different from what they were on the City of Peking and the soldier boys who will sail on those vessels can depend upon having at least a little comfort...

September 5, 1898, San Francisco Call
Zealandia in Trouble. Arrives at Nagasaki From Manila in a Damaged Condition. NAGASAKI, Sept. 4. The steamer Zealandia (United States Transport). Captain Dowdell, from Manila, has arrived here in a damaged condition. A survey was held and it was recommended that the steamer be docked for examination.

January 12, 1902, San Francisco Call

Zealandia Sails for Tahiti.

The Oceanic Steamship Company's steamer Zealandia sailed at noon yesterday for Tahiti with thirty-three passengers and a full cargo. Among the passengers were a number of gendarmes on their way from France to Tahiti, where they are detailed for duty as peace officers. The Zealandia carried the following named In the first cabin:

G. L. Kennedy, E. W. Carpenter and wife. Charles Brault, wife and four children, D. Atwater and H. Meuel. -

The second cabin passengers were:

L. Tournois, Charles Lemolne, E. C. Newton, M. Gibily and wife, M. Chichillott, M. Parisllia, M. Boulesteln and David Hanna.

February 17, 1902, San Francisco Call

Zealandia From Tahiti.

The Oceanic Steamship Company's Zealandia arrived yesterday, from Tahiti whence she sailed February 1. She brought a cargo of tropical products and twenty four passengers, including Captain Frederick Toole and the crew of the British bark Savernake, which was wrecked November 14 on the coral island of Clement Tonnerre. Captain Henri Brocqueville, commandant of the French troops stationed at Tahiti was a passenger. He was accompanied by his wife. Ex-United States Consul D. Atwater and Mrs. Atwater were also on board. Mrs. Atwater was a member of the royal family of Tahiti and has a number of friends in this city. Alexander Graffe, a French Government official, and James J. Young, a planter, were passengers. The Zealandia's cargo included 70,710 cocoanuts, 251 cases of fruit and 86 cases of vanilla. Fine weather was encountered throughout the voyage.

April 8, 1902, San Francisco Call

Gale Carries Zealandia Ashore.

BENICIA. April 7. During the storm last night the steamer Zealandia, which was used as a Government transport, but for several months past has been anchored in the strait between this city and Martinez, dragged her anchor and drifted against the wharf at the Agricultural Works, where she ran aground. The crew got up steam, and, with the aid of the high tide this morning, succeeded in getting loose and made safely out Into the channel again.

January 17, 1903, San Francisco Call

ENCOUNTERS ALL SUMMER WEATHER BETWEEN HONOLULU AND THIS PORT

Oceanic Steamship Company's Liner Zealandia Arrives From Hawaiian Islands With Passengers and Cargo of Tropical Products She Makes Passage in 6 Days 17 Hours Her Officers and Crew to Take Alameda

THE Oceanic Steamship Company's Zealandia arrived yesterday 6 days 17 hours and 20 minutes from Honolulu. Summer weather was encountered throughout the voyage, and from the time made it would seem that the Zealandia can still give a good account of herself. She brought 760 tons of cargo and more than fifty passengers.

The Zealandia's officers and crew will have a short stay in port, as to-day they will be transferred to the Alameda, which to-morrow at 2 p. m. sails for Honolulu. The Zealandia's passengers included Miss H. Waldeyer. J. K. Miller, G. G. Linen. L. J. Maddux, Mrs. Pringle, George Adams and wife, F. R. King and A. Thompson.

After discharging her cargo the Zealandia will be laid up and held as a reserve ship.

November 16, 1910, San Francisco Call, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

CALIFORNIA OWL ALIGHTS ON SHIP 860 MILES FROM THE NEAREST LAND

VICTORIA, B. C. November 15. The steamship Zealandia, which arrived today from Australia, had on board a California barnyard, owl which alighted Saturday, 860 miles, from the nearest land.

Another feature of the voyage was a chess match by wireless, between Captain Phillips and four passengers of the Zealandia and Mr. Frick and four passengers of the Nakura. The game, which was won by the Zealandia in six moves, began when the steamers were in sight of each other, and the last move took place when they were 400 miles apart.

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