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Steam ferry graveyard (2nd of 2)

Steam ferry graveyard

This undated photograph of the steam ferry graveyard on Browns Island (Motukōrea) in the Hauraki Gulf shows the skeletons of the Victoria, Takapuna, Birkenhead, Tainui and Alexandra. The oldest of these ships, the Tainui, began work in the 1870s. Larger ships, like the Victoria and Alexandra, were built in the 1880s.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Harbour, river and lake ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010