Mirella – bugger!
Now I do not like to make fun of someone else’s misfortune but the above & below photos ex the Auckland Museum, Tudor Collins collection & emailed to me by Ken Ricketts was taken a long time ago – so woodys today we will have a little competition – I’ll give a waitematawoodys tote bag (see below) to the woody that comes up with the best caption 🙂
The photo file gave the location as Gart Island, but that draws a blank with me – can anyone help here, the vessel is listed as being ‘
Jewack‘. Since ID’ed as Mirella .
Entries close 12pm 19-08-2016. You can enter as many times as you like, the judge will be Nathan Herbert – why? because he already has a ww tote bag 😉
Input from Harold Kidd – the vessel is MIRELLA (photo ex Paperspast ex NZ Herald 27 May 1932)
VALUABLE AUCKLAND FISHING LAUNCH SUNK AFTER STRIKING A SUBMERGED ROCK. Owned by Mr. J. Wilson, of Auckland, this 32ft. launch Mirella sank afte% striking a rock off Goat Island, near Cape Rodney, on Tuesday evening. The three members of the crew made their escape in the dinghy. Little hope of salvaging the craft is entertained.