details & photos from Harold Kidd & Ken Ricketts
Esme was built by Joe Slattery for Henry Allen in 1921. He owned her in the 1920’s>1930’s. The photo above is from the early 1930’s after Allen raised her cabin top and put on a dodger. Hopefully one of the ww followers can ID some of the children on board.
More info here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/09/29/esme/
Below is a raw photo essay in how our classics were ‘updated’ over a short period (approx. 10yrs). click to enlarge.
07-04-2017 Photo below ex Ken Ricketts