Friday, October 15, 2010

The Wairua shoots the rapids a century ago

This vessel is the Wairua, seen shooting rapids on the Wanganui river circa 1912. She was one of Hatrick's single-screw steamers, later converted to diesel motor and could carry 87 passengers. She has now been restored and is in use on the Whanganui River (note this is now the offical spelling!). Website

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