Ethel Claire

ETHEL CLAIRE

photos from Nathan Herbert

Its not often you come across a launch in this condition that has escaped the hands of the wood butcher.
Ethel Claire is on a pile mooring in the Whau River & crying out for a cockpit cover thence she is sitting a little bow down.

Interested to know about her early days & how she got to be in this state. Would be a brave project but subject to whats been happening with all the rainwater, still do-able.

Sorry for the late post today – post the overnight storm, the Principality of Devonport awoke to no power 😦 The fire was lit & the old kerosene lamp fired up, all good with the males but the females not too happy with a cold shower 🙂 Still out at 12.45pm …….

4 thoughts on “Ethel Claire

  1. Pingback: SOS Ethel Claire | waitematawoodys.com – the classic wooden boat blog

  2. She is a Dick Lang boat built for the Claire family around the early 1920’s.

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  3. Oh dear she is a low rider, however the cabin tops still appear correct IE parallel to the water line so she doesn’t seem to have hogged…

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  4. Her originality (presumable sans glass sided dodger) was amazing. The cabin doors are pretty cool! A window or two missing in tram top also. There is a shallow square recess in the inner aft cockpit coaming where it almost looks like a builder’s plate has been pilfered.

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