Pilgrim

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PILGRIM

Today’s woody is Pilgrim and the photo caption tells us that the date of the photo is 1939 and the boat was owned by Robert Murrell.
The lady on the left is Leila Black. (Thanks to Lew Redwood’s fb for the photo)
The location is Lake Manapouri in the South Island.
With the above detail we must be able to uncover more on the launch – design / builder / year etc and hopefully what became of her.
Input from Harold Kidd – Murrell’s PILGRIM was, I think, a rename of the Wanaka launch TINAROA which was in turn a rename of the Dunedin launch RALACO. A&T Burt were the agents for Ralaco engines and the likely builder is Jas McPherson of Dunedin in March 1910.
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2 thoughts on “Pilgrim

  1. Murrell’s PILGRIM was, I think, a rename of the Wanaka launch TINAROA which was in turn a rename of the Dunedin launch RALACO. A & T Burt were the agents for Ralaco engines and the likely builder is Jas McPherson of Dunedin in March 1910.

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  2. Hi Allan. Have you ever heard of th old girl Kowhai??? About 30ft.about 1900 vintage.

    On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 1:04 am waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden bo

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