This week we have had a several very fine looking woodys appearing on WW, today we have another – Alecia and she comes to us from John Dawson who sent in the above photo.
With that very distinctive scroll (is that the correct term) on her bow Alecia couldn’t be anything other than a Bailey & Lowe design / build.
Do we know what became of the launch – is she still around today?
If you lose the tram top, its very similar to Harold Kidd’s old launch Romance II, also a Bailey & Lowe – photo below
UPDATE – SORRY IF YOU EXPERIENCED SOME DUPLICATION WITH THIS STORY – ALL SORTED NOW 🙂
The above photo of Alecia comes to us via Len Redwood’s fb and on there Nathan Herbert commented that she had all the hallmarks of a Bailey, looking very similar to Romance I.
Nathan also commented that based on a photo he had seen of her with a marlin across her stern, she most likely spent time in the Bay of Islands, game fishing.
Being a Bailey it goes without saying but she is a stunning looking.
Can anyone tell us more at Alecia’s past and what became of her?
Harold Kidd Input
ALECIA was built by Bailey & Lowe for A.N. Breckon in October 1920 at Sulphur Beach. The last owner I have is A L Barker of Remuera in 1957 (although that could easily be another ALECIA).
Photo below of Romace I ex Paul Drake (owner) for comparison