La Rosa

La Rosa, built by Ernie Harvey shortly after he sold out to Percy Vos and
moved to Thames. Its thought her first name was Colville Marie and she used to run
mail and light goods from Thames down the coast. Very typical of a Harvey
boat. Now powered by a nicely restored JP 3. Owned by Ward House and brother
in-law Bob.

Update 24-05-2020 Relaunched after some TLC. Photo ex Baden Pascoe

La Rosa May2020

9 thoughts on “La Rosa

  1. Pingback: La Rosa – Flashback | #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily

  2. Glad to have your confirmation that she was ‘the “ROSE” in the 50s Harold, — used to date Tindale’s daughter Jacqui in my mid later teens, & had studied the ROSE well in that era.


  3. Baden Pascoe says she was built at Thames by Ernie Harvey (as above) c1923. She was ROSE when owned by Tindale and LA ROSA when owned by Bob King. I’m pretty sure that Roy Lidgard replaced her coamings. I’m not sure what happened to her combings….possibly too much dandruff?


  4. Wonder if at any stage she was called The Rose back in the mid 50s — there was a boat called the Rose that looked like her but without the flared bow upper section –belonged to Tindale of Tindales taxis New Lynn. Had a twin cylinder Lister Diesel & had had the combing replaced by R Lidgard around the end of WWII


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