Scows On The Waitemata

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Scows On The Waitemata
Late last year I was sent the two photos above by Ian McDonald whose sister-in-law was clearing out and old deceased Uncle’s stuff & came
across these photos.

Scows sailing goose-winged has a caption of 1920 Auckland Anniversary Regatta and, the other one is captioned Auck Ann regatta, 1900. Both have NZ Herald – Wilson & Horton stamps on the back. Both are about 12″ x 8″  in size.

Any of the serious classic sailers out there able to ID some of the Scows?

And a launch bonus photo today of Miss Helen on the beach at Russell c1950’s (photo ex Nathan Herbert exEric Lee-Johnson, Te Papa collection)

Russell,Te Papa, Lee-Johnson, Eric 1950's

7 thoughts on “Scows On The Waitemata

  1. behind Miss Helen is Miss Ida and then Miss Knoxi, this would have been at survey time. 3 of the 4 dinghy’s in the foreground are Fullers hire boats, mosquito craft I think.Cold moulded ply, nice solid little boats.The period would have been about 1958 when radio.s were introduced and the boats all given >miss> names. Also late in the year before the summer tourist season, probably october/nov

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