Paihia – Bay of Islands

PAIHIA – Bay of Islands
The above photos graced a tourist postcard, unfortunately no reference to a date. But the collection of moored launches will hopefully spark someones memory.

The presence of the Kelly Tarlton ‘floating’ shipwreck museum – Tui will help.

5 thoughts on “Paihia – Bay of Islands

  1. By the looks- Lady Ngaio (Aroha II- Scandretts), Venture, Iorana, Cherokee, Collings and bell thing which is on Gulf Harbour now, similar to Matira, Haumoana,

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  2. The sedan top launch in the first full right hand row of boats in full view on piles with varnished coamings & largish windows in a sedan top is either the MISTRAL or the CHEROKEE which are almost identical sisterships both built by Parris & are 32/34 feet long. The original owner of the CHEROKEE was JW Farrell & she was built in 1958 was 34 feet long, MISTRAL is somewhere around the same age & length.

    Info provided in a comment on a previous woodys post says the CHEROKEE was lengthened, to accommodate a previous owners family, & since the image at Paihia appears as if it could well have had its cockpit extended I tend to think she is the CHEROKEE compared to an image I have of her. KEN R

    Photo added. Alan H

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