Irini

IRINI

Today’s launch photo comes to us via Peter Smith’s fb and shows the launch Irini on Lake Tarawera.

Back in August 2013 Harold Kidd commented in a post that Irini was built in 1904 by Bailey & Lowe for the Government Tourist Department. She was built at the same time as her sister ship – Patiti, both launches were railed to Rotorua in mid July and taken to the Rotorua lakes by bullock wagons. The exact locations are a little cloudy as the boats may have swapped lakes at some stage e.g  Irini was intended for Lake Rotomahana but is tagged as being on Lake Tarawera in the photo.