Lake Rotoiti Mystery Boat – 1914

Lake Rotoiti Mystery Boat – 1914
The above photo is ex Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection and comes to us via Maurice Sharp. The photo is tagged ‘Boarding a boat on Lake Rotoiti, 1914’ – possibly the photographer is Frank Herbert Stevens.

It a big ask, but can we ID the launch?If someone can give us the name, I’ll drop a copy of the 20121 Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Calendar to the first correct entry. Enter in the WW comments section.I have included an enlarge version of the photo below.

Input ex Paul Drake  – KINGFISHER? Later at Taupo? Photo below. Paul commented that there is a porthole missing, but look at the steering wheel and chains etc. And rubbing strake. Could be the same boat but could just be a close relation.

7 thoughts on “Lake Rotoiti Mystery Boat – 1914

  1. I reckon she’s MOKOIA too. Looks like a Bailey & Lowe build and the steering station on the cabintop was pretty standard for tourist launches they built around 1902-6.

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  2. Just thought – maybe had the third porthole on port side only. By the way, love the gangway complete with regulation handrail. .

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  3. Sorry apart from the location maybe Hinehopu and by what appears to be outside seating around the stern, so maybe an early tourist boat. I have no idea as to name. Cheers

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  4. KINGFISHER? Later at Taupo? Photo submitted. I know – there is a porthole missing, but look at the steering wheel and chains etc. And rubbing strake.

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