Crusader


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CRUSADER

Next wet weekend when you have little to do, have a peak at the Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey photo collection, its a gold mine of old Auckland photos. Nathan Herbert pointed me to the collection & while you have to troll thru a lot of average material, every so often you click on a nugget like the above photo of Crusader under full throttle at Great Barrier Island, photo taken December 1929. Given she was built in the winter of that year by Collings & Bell for the Rev. Jasper Calder and Charlie Goldsboro, the above photo could have been her maiden cruise.

To read more on the boat & view a selection of photos old & present day – click the link below

https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/10/02/crusader/

4 thoughts on “Crusader

  1. I agree absolutely, she looked ever so much better the way she was built — really lovely then. — Perhaps the Rev. Jasper C. should have asked for a little more divine guidance before he fiddled with her. KEN R

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  2. No clue in the newspapers but almost certainly a 40hp (rated) 6 cylinder Red Wing of the same type that went into FRANGPANI which got two..

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  3. Stunning image. Charles Collings at his very best.
    What made Jasper Calder decide to put that dogbox of a bridgedeck on her?
    Surely not divine inspiration?

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