Queenie – Whangaroa Harbour


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Queenie On The Whangaroa Harbour

Woody Robin Elliott sent in the above photos of Queenie sailing on the Whangaroa Harbour over the xmas / ny period. Queenie was built by Logan Bros & launched January 1904 for James Kirker.  She is a ’25-foor Linear Rater’.  Her current owners are Henry and Theresa Roberts of Whangaroa.

REMEMBER AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY DAY REGATTA TOMORROW, GET OUT & ENJOY IT. ON THE WATER OR FROM ONE OF THE MANY VANTAGE POINTS 🙂

10 thoughts on “Queenie – Whangaroa Harbour

  1. And not forgetting Ratty, one of the reasons why Rasmic was called in and ordained master rodent catcher.

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  2. Jason, I believe that ship has a proud history of carrying pets remember Rasmic? I do hope that you have not broken the chain, Fred may have been of tropical stock just waiting for some coconut shavings to grow to his proper size, still as Barb says it is unlikely that he was living alone……..

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  3. Jason, yes you have gallantly slaughtered Fred but his memory will live on. Freida, his fertile and fruitful spouse, will have, since his demise, produced another thousand or so little Freds and Freidas. Plus Fred wasn’t truly faithful to Freida, he regularly indulged in steamy liaisons on the side which means even more little critters are without a doubt lurking and running around in the close confines of lockers and other cosy little crevices. They like clothing too and have been known to dine on them when times are tough. I suggest you keep Marlers handy little black flag on hand until you venture out and purchase a box full. Fumigation is an even better alternative.

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  4. She was a 25ft linear rater because she rated 25ft in that last gasp of the rating rules in New Zealand. They went Metric after that and metric was utterly unreal and incomprehensible.

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  5. Today I’ll be conducting a wake for “Fred” Sadly the Marlers waving the black flag was enough to speed his departure from this world. Our relationship was not to be. I thought the subtle hint of a breadboard being hurled in his direction was enough to ensure he kept his head down for 24 hours. But no, a victory lap of the chilli bin as I descended the stairs signed his warrant. RIP Fred.

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  6. Good to see Queenie featuring. We used to race against Queenie regularly in NZYS events in the 1960’s. I was a crew member aboard Gleam, sail number C22, for a while.

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  7. Even with her replaced coamings & rig she still has that timeless look of grace & beauty for which the Logans were the ultimate masters. — KEN R

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