#throwbackthursday Take a summer cruise on “SS Ngapuhi”

Another vessel which ended its days at the Rangitoto Island ships’ graveyard was SS Ngapuhi, built for the Northern Steam Ship Company (1900–1941). Between 1904 and 1908, it was used for summer cruises which travelled around Great Barrier Island, Hen & Chicken Islands, Whangerei, the Bay of Islands, Whangaroa Harbour, Totara North, Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, Kawau Island and Waiwera. The cruise, costing 7 pounds and including an overnight on the Friday, combined the stunning NZ scenery with fantastic food and entertainment—onboard entertainment including a library and a photography darkroom.

The Northern Steam Ship Company's annual summer cruise - SS Ngapuhi. Photo by Jones & Coleman (Auckland, N.Z.) [Postcard] (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=45582)

The Northern Steam Ship Company’s annual summer cruise – SS Ngapuhi. Photo by Jones & Coleman (Auckland, N.Z.) [Postcard] http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=45582.

The vessel was laid up in 1930, dismantled in 1941 and beached on Rangitoto Island on November 3rd 1944. /MF

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