Kōrero: Shipbuilding

Constructing the Earnslaw (1 o 3)

Constructing the Earnslaw

To take advantage of the increasing tourism on Lake Wakatipu in the first decade of the 20th century, the government decided that a new lake steamer was needed. Their preference was for New Zealand shipbuilders. The Dunedin naval architect Hugh McRae provided the design and the tender was let to John McGregor and Co. of Dunedin, who had built Otago Harbour ferries. The keel was laid at McGregor’s on 4 July 1911. By September the frame, shown here, had been formed.

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Lakes District Museum
Reference: EL0760

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5497/constructing-the-earnslaw (accessed 24 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 20 Jul 2015