Ted Ashby on historic sail
On July 24, 1871 the lamp at Bean Rock Lighthouse was officially lit and on July 24, 1912 the Ferry Terminal Building was officially opened.
Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum is celebrating both anniversaries with a sailing on the Waitemata Harbour on board the Ted Ashby.
It will be narrated by museum cultural liaison – pae arahi Haare Williams, an acclaimed broadcaster, poet, scholar, teacher and leader.
Bean Rock Lighthouse stands today as New Zealand’s oldest wooden lighthouse and is the sole surviving example of a seawashed tower in the country. It now runs on solar power.
It was over four decades later that the Auckland Ferry Terminal Building was completed.
Sited on reclaimed land it was built out of sandstone and brick with a base of Coromandel granite.
Designed by architect Alexander Wiseman it cost £67,944 pounds - an expensive structure for those days.
The sailing on the Ted Ashby is on July 28 from 11.30am-2pm.
Email info@maritime museum.co.nz or phone 373 0800 to book.
Tickets cost $35 adults, $32 students/senior citizens and $18 children.