ISLANDER – AK1718
Todays woody story comes to us from Mike Mulligan, who has sent me a treasure trove of old boating boating. Mike’s family owned a couple of the wooden boats that have appeared on WW, the 1st was Patina which we sold to buy Ngaranui in the early 1970’s. I’ll pull together expanded stories on those soon + others.
Other the fact that Islander was owned by Waiheke Island residents – Joe & Lil Walker and moored in Maitiatia Bay, Mike and myself are in the dark as to details on Islander, the photos were random additions to Mikes collection – as you’ll note they are mostly dated from the 1980’s – in two from April she is looking a tad neglected and being hauled out. Then in the June photos she has had some serious TLC. I assume from the registration number (AK1718) on her at some time she has ‘been in work’ – my guess – long-lining.
Keen to learn more about Islander and hopefully hear that she is still with us.
I love the old > sepia photos 🙂
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