Ships, Seaports, Captains
° Passenger Ship Arrivals
April 1868: Arrived: Br ship Moneta, Turpin, 124 days from Glasgow; mdse to Dickson, DeWolf & Co.
Per Moneta: Left Glasgow Nov 28, and Greenock the 30th; arrived at Rothsay Bay, Scotland (image right), same day; sailed for Lambash, and arrived same day; put in on account of bad weather; left Lambash Dec 4, and discharged pilot on the 6th; crossed the equator in the Atlantic Dec 29, lon 31 30, 23 days out; from thence to 50 S had very heavy weather; passed 50 S in the Atlantic Jan 30; was 19 days thence to 50S in the Pacific; off the Cape, had strong N W gales which continued up to 33S; crossed the equator in the Pacific, lon 109 45 W; carried NE trades to 29N; from thence to port, moderate weather.
The Moneta also sailed to and from San Francisco on the following dates:
July 3, 1870, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Arrived: Br. ship Moneta, Wilson, 62 days from Sydney; 800 tons coal to Macondray & Co.
Per Moneta - Left Sydney May 1; had variable wind and moderate weather throughout the voyage; have had no trades, either north or south of the equator; sighted Lord Howe's Island on May 3, and passed to the eastward of Elizabeth Reefs, in lt 30 30, lon 159 E; on the same night, sighted Norfolk Island; from thence had the wind SE, to Rovotongue, which was sight May 22; from thence had the wind north and westerly; passed through the Society Group; sighted Tahiti on May 26; crossed the equator in lon 152 W; on June 11 reached up to Owhyhee, SE side; then tucked to the eastward, and passed the Islands on June 12; saw many fires, supposed to be bush fires on them; from thence had frequent calms and light fine weather to port; on July 1, Point Reyes bore NE, distant 10 miles.
September 26, 1870, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
Exports from San Francisco to Queenstown - Per Moneta - September 24th. Ore. Copper, tons . . . 63; Wheat 100-lb sks . . . 18,050
March 26, 1872, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
At last accounts there were five vessels on the way from Australia to New York and Boston with Wool as follows:
- Alice, 1,484 bales;
- Nardoo, 1,872 bales;
- Golconda, 1,823 bales;
- W. Clowes, 2,700 bales;
- Moneta, 2,393 bales;