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The restored Jane Gifford under sail (2nd of 2)

The restored Jane Gifford under sail

More than 100 flat-bottomed deck scows once kept Auckland supplied with logs, sand and shingle and supplied isolated communities with general cargo. The Jane Gifford of 1908 was later cut down as a motorised barge and after some false starts and setbacks, took to the water fully restored in 2009 to carry charter groups and school parties.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Sailing ships and inland vessels in the steam era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016