photos ex Clare Jordan
Today’s photos of Jean Gray (above) are from Clare Jordan. Clare found them in an old album of her great-grandparents (Jim Turner), they show Jean Gray at sea and one that looks like on a creek somewhere, dated early 1920s. Clare’s not sure where the Creek area is, but my guess is it could be Milford Creek.
In the photo of her, hauled out on the slip with the 3 men & a dog, Jim Turner is the one in the middle. Claire wasn’t sure who the other two gents are.
I know nothing about this launch so look forward to some insights.
Update from Whangateau Traditional Boat Yard (Pam & George)
Photo below is George Emtage’s father (Albert) boat ‘Joyce’, which in another life was Jean Gray or at least a sister-ship. No board are Albert Emtage (Dad), George & his brother Jim
The photo is from c.1949-50 when Albert used her for commercial fishing (on the weekends)
The boat in-tow is Alberts previous boat, a 16′ row/sail that he also used for commercial fishing from Panmure out to Motuihe .