Story: Marlborough places

Roadside Stories: Picton and its ships

With the advent of roll-on, roll-off vehicle ferries across Cook Strait in 1962, Picton became a transport hub. The town is home to the hulk of the globe-trotting ship Edwin Fox, built in 1853 for the East India Company, and now preserved as part of a museum.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Picton and its ships. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Picton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35329/roadside-stories-picton-and-its-ships (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015