The ship Leonidas, Captain McLachlan, which sailed from Calcutta on March 3rd, arrived at the port on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th, but failed to make the harbour that evening.

On the next morning communication was had with the ship, and the unfortunate vessel was found to be in a pest-stricken condition.

Eventually, after the ship had sailed for some time up and down outside the port, she was piloted in by means of the pilot boat.  (Source – Fiji Times May 17, 1879)

The first Ship – Leonidas Departed vs Arrivals