My gg grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth Harris travelled to NZ in 1859 on the clipper ship the Tornado. This blog contains the story of that journey and the people on it, told mainly through the diaries of Alexander Campbell, Thomas Booth and a "Glasgow Emigrant" as well as other information I have stumbled over from time to time.
Monday, August 5, 2013
25 July 1859
July 25th. A very find morning with a nice breeze. A calm sea and a
clear atmosphere with the easy riding of the ship as all contributed
to render this a pleasant day. A number of flying fish was seen this
morning. They are nearly like small herring.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.