Under construction c.1903 at Little Barrier Island
Launch day March 1903
Port Fitzroy GBI – May 1903
Big cave – NE Coast – April 1904
Ilex & Pirate at anchor – Port Fitzroy GBI – May 1903
June 27 1907
Final resting place
PIRATE – Sailing Sunday
Pirate was built by Robert H. Shakespear in a shed alongside his house on Little Barrier Island c1903.
Shakespear was a talented boat builder & worked for the Logan Bros and was involved in Ilex (seen in the above photos) and built Frances at Logans’ yard as a close twin to Victory.
He also had the Logan built clinker keeler Pandora to service his little farm on Little Barrier where he was custodian for a while.
Sadly, Little Barrier was not a friendly home to Pirate & she was ‘wrecked’ twice, the first time during a hard SW gale in June 1907, she was repaired but the second in July 1908 was fatal & she was winched ashore & put to rest under the tress on the Island.
(Photo credits & details – J Russell via the Hocken Collection, University of Otago, Nathan Herbert & Harold Kidd)
The 1895 C&W Bailey Yacht IDA For Sale
Ida resides in Australia these days & her owners have advised that they are interested to hear from anyone that would consider purchasing her (& hopefully repatriating her home).
Harold Kidd has commented on WW that IDA was built by C. & W. Bailey for the Jagger brothers and Frater and launched on 21 December 1895. She was a contemporary and competitor to the other 5 rater of that season, the Logan Bros’ MOANA. You can also view/read an excellent article on Ida by Harold in the November issue of Boating NZ (pages 148>151), on sale now.
Interested parties can contact Catherine Shirley firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about Ida here.
UPDATE: Photos below ex Harold Kidd of IDA hauled out at Noakes yard in Sydney last week.