Story: West Coast places

Danger on the Greymouth bar

Danger on the Greymouth bar

Entering the river ports on the West Coast has always been risky for ships, as this photo indicates. Between 1985 and 1993 eight people lost their lives when boats capsized crossing the Grey River bar.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Greymouth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

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