LADY AVA – Unseen Sinking Photo
Back in June 2020 we ran 1/2 a story on the 1931 Ernie Lane (Picton) built launch – Lady Ava (once named Miss Ava). The original story was about her sinking but due to the then owners situation it was decided to ‘dilute’ the story e.g. no photo of her demise. Link to the 2020 story below.
Well three years have past so today you get to see her joining the submariners club. Last I heard she was secured near/alongside the Leader Boat Builders shed on the Panmure River. Photos below taken not long after her recovery.https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/06/04/alpheus-a-peek-down-below-lady-ava-sinks/
Can we get an update on Lady Ava’s current situation.
Update: More photos below ex Mark Laughlin
One of the Waipuna locals told me she is still there, tide going in and out. He thinks she is owned by the boatbuilders.
More photos added. Alan H