Ted Ashby on his­toric sail

Central Leader - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.