Mahino

Mahino

MAHINO
 
In typical WW style we go from yesterdays story on Eileen Patrica with over 50 photos and the biggest viewing numbers in the last 6 weeks (strange fact – France was #1 overseas viewing country – never had that b4???) to todays story with 2 b/w photos 🙂
 

The launch above is Mahino and according to Malcolm Campbell who contacted me, she was built by Bailey & Lowe. When she was built is unknown but her specs are length – 28’6”, beam – 6’6” and draws 18”.

Malcolm’s grand father on his mothers side, Lestock Jenkins – brought the Mahino from a Bill Hamilton c.1919 at Waihi and used her on the Tauranga Harbour, Tanners Pt. & Kauri Pt. area. 
Mahino was taken by truck trailer to the Manukau Harbour in 1936, during the war years she was kept in a creek and in 1947 Lestock sold her to a new owner on the Auckland Harbour.
Mahino was powered by a Rugby engine.
Malcom is very keen to discover what became of Mahino, fingers crossed we can help him out.
Harold Kidd Input – Sounds like ORINI built by Bailey & Lowe in 1907 and sold to Matata and renamed after the NZ Hospital Ship MAHENO.

3 thoughts on “Mahino

  1. Back in about 1960 when I was driving the little tug “Happy Daze” rafting logs for Tuck and Watkins mill, Leonard and Seon the main contractors on Matakana Island bought a little launch remarkably like Maheno. My F.I.L. rebuilt her with a new forward wheelhouse and I helped him rebuild and rebore the deadwood to take a bigger shaft to cater for the Ford 60 engine (Lees marine) A spelling mistake by the survey gave her the name “Makino” which can mean “Not much good” so I was told, although she was a good little workboat and quite fast, she carried the bush crew from the mount and back every day. The big after cockpit was used frequently to carry truck wheels and drums of petrol for the big Mack logtruck. I last saw the Happy Daze on a mooring up Tamaki river.

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  2. Sounds like ORINI built by Bailey & Lowe in 1907 and sold to Matata and renamed after the NZ Hospital Ship MAHENO.

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