We are overdue for a genuine mystery boat story – so woodys can anyone ID the above flush-decker? The photo is from a collection of photographs by the marine photographer Tudor Collins. Location? Bay of Islands / Whangaroa ?
The crew must have had a lot of faith in their engine to anchor that close in – fishing ? or something else going on?
There is an awful lot of string holding that mast up, must have snared a few birds 🙂
Make sure you check out the comments section today – some good updates on previous stories.
07-08-2016 – another photo added below from the Auckland Museum’s Tudor Collins collection, this one emailed to me by Ken Ricketts.
04-10-2016 HAROLD KIDD UPDATE
Mystery solved. The launch is ENA MAE owned by Cyril Sharp c1949. That’s not a huge amount of help because I have no record of her and it’s probably a re-name. Any clues out there? The Bay people must know something about her?
05-10-2016 Harold Kidd Input
Lew Redwood of Whangarei, who has a quite amazing collection of postcards and images from Northland, sent me the pic of ENA MAE below. It seems to be in the same Tudor Collins series. Lew is working on the provenance of ENA MAE now.