MOANA & THE PT. ERIN CAUSEWAY
photo ex Mac Taylor Collection
Today’s post shows a collection of launches hauled out at the foot of Curran Street in Herne Bay, Auckland. The launch Moana can be clearly seen, not sure of the other 3.
The construction work in the background was the building of a road from the foot of Curran St. around the base of the Point Erin cliff towards what is now the road to Westhaven & the Harbour bridge on-ramp.
Moana was a popular boat name -can anyone help ID this Moana & possibly the 3 others hauled out alongside her?
27-09-2015 Took the below photo on the family walk this morning
28-09-2015 Harold Kidd Input
This MOANA was built by Joe Slattery in December 1912 for the Collie Bros of Devonport. She was 30′ x 7’10” and had an 8hp Union originally. Sacha de Graaf owned her quite recently in Auckland. The others are a bit difficult. The left hand launch looks like a “settler’s launch” of which several hundred were built in Auckland.