Kawau Island – Unknown Launches

KAWAU ISLAND – UNKNOWN LAUNCHES


Today’s photo ex Lew Redwood is tagged The Wharf At Mansion House, Kawau Island. There is a WW t-shirt up for grabs for any woody that can correctly name the three launches (L>R) at the wharf. In the event more than one of you get it right, we will do a draw. Entries via email only to waitematawoodys@gmail.com


RIVERHEAD TAVERN WOODYS LUNCH CRUISE – PUT A CIRCLE IN THE DIARY FOR NOVEMBER 8TH. NO NEED TO RSVP FOR NOW – I’LL SEND A FLYER OUT AFTER THE STILLWATER EVENT

6 thoughts on “Kawau Island – Unknown Launches

  1. “MAIRIE” that must be when she was quite new, the handrails were replaced with solid bulwarks and yes, an electric start K4 Kelvin engine

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  2. The inner boat may be the ST CLAIR owned by Lionel Barney owner of the Guest House in Vivian Bay & if so, she was used to transport guests to & from his property in the bay & this would be in her early days, with much less superstructure than she had later in life. — KEN R

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  3. The outer 2 is the FLORAY as she was named, when that was taken, as she still belonged to the original owner/builder, MAJOR, (christian name not title) Bailey and was named after his wife Flo and son Ray. Later she had a name change to LEILANI. The inner of the outer 2 boats is the MAIRiE, built at Kawau, by Roy Lidgard, for Alan Horsefall owner of the Mansion House Hotel/Resort, at that time, and she was powered by a 4 cyl Kelvin Diesel, and was built in the later 1940s or early 1950s supplementing and ultimately replacing the NANCIBEL. — KEN R (edited by Alan H)

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