Story: Ferries

Building a ferry

Building a ferry

The Earnslaw, seen here on the shores of Lake Wakatipu before being launched in 1912, was designed in Dunedin. Its parts were also made in Dunedin, then carried by rail to Kingston on the lake shore, where they were assembled.

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Lakes District Museum
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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Harbour, river and lake ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010