Kawau Island Woodys c.1960’s
Following on from last Sundays story on the launch Sobrine at Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island – today we have another woody photo from the same bay. Again from the Parsonson family collection via Mitchell Hutchings fb.
In the background we see the ‘CeeBee Air’ Grumman Widgeon, most likely piloted by Fred Ladd taxiing into the bay – a common sight back then.
So woodys – can we put a name on the launch?
REFRIGERATION ON BOATS
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And a blonde question – why do Heineken bottles freeze much faster than Corona bottles? I asked that question at KBC on Saturday night and was told that it was due to what the Mexican brewers do in the tanks before being exporting to the USA …. Hopefully an urban legend 🙂
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Tuck Sale,, not boot sale
I might have been in the widgeon. Mum shouted us a flight around kawau but we could have taken of from North Harbour. Do remember being at Mansion house when it was there and also up on the beach in front of the Grad Parents place North Harbour.
Yes I agree Awatere – now in Milford creek -always known as a watery when she lived off Akarana. And the yacht does appear to be Tern 11 ex Claud Worth
I think the yawl could be “Tern II”.
Today’s “guess who” boat, is the AWATERE, built for Rex McCracken by Supreme Craft Ltd, ( Mac McGeady), in the 1950s at 1 A Summer St Ponsonby — KEN R