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Stranded Mapourika

Stranded Mapourika

The Mapourika hit the breakwater at Greymouth in 1898, and remained stranded for six months. The ship had to be lifted bodily off the beach and transported on skids for nearly 300 metres to the Grey River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, A. J. Varlow Collection
Reference: PAColl-9097-6
Photograph by James Ring

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Coastal ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010