Celebrating our scenery, Port Levy – Image of the Week

Steamer at Port Levy

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3 thoughts on “Celebrating our scenery, Port Levy – Image of the Week

  1. mj 17 February 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Paddle steamers always make me think of Mark Twain.

    Pretty cool to think that there was once a steamer over at Port Levy ;-)

    • cloudy5 21 February 2011 / 12:18 pm

      That would be such a great day out!

  2. Euan Crawford 7 December 2011 / 5:37 am

    The larger vessel is the paddle tug “Lytteton” and the smaller steamer the “Purau”. “Lyttelton” was owned by the Lyttelton Harbour Board and used as a tug for the port of Lyttelton. Both vessels were in general use in Lyttelton Harbour and the near Peninsula Bays during the early years of the 20th Century and the latter part of the 19th Century. Their presence together at Port Levy suggests that they may have been taking part in a Board members ‘inspection’ since the Harbour Board in those days took their responsibilities for jetties in their area of jurisdiction very seriously.

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