Story: Ferries

Layout of the Mapourika

The Mapourika was completed in 1898 and used on the Wellington–Nelson–West Coast run. She was described as having ‘accommodation for about 160 first-class passengers and 34 second class. The first-class are arranged generally in two-berth and four-berth staterooms, the berths having Hoskin’s spring buttons, a folding lavatory, railway nettings, and the other usual stateroom furniture. The second-class are arranged in large compartments forward on the main and lower decks, the sofa-beds folding up during the daytime.’

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Source: Grey River Argus, 10 August 1898.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Coastal ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010