Strait Crossing: The Ferries of the Cook Strait Through Time
Strait Crossing: The Ferries of the Cook Strait Through Time, tells of the cargo and passenger vessels that provided regular and scheduled services across Cook Strait. Since the late 19th century they established and maintained the vital link between Wellington and the South Island ports. Such as, Lyttelton, Picton and Nelson. Many of the ships will forever be a part of our nation’s history although most are forgotten in time.
This book features ships that carried our commerce and families between the north and south. They were our maritime ‘household names’. Ships like the Tamahine, Hinemoa, Aramoana, the giant Kaitaki, are among those featured in text and photos. Profiles recall crew and passenger memories, detail the historic ‘boat trains’, visit the loss of the Wahine and acknowledge the assistance of the harbour radio stations.
Illustrated beautifully, this book is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in seafaring and New Zealand’s maritime heritage.
Victor Young is a Wellington maritime photographer and historian.
Author: Victor Young.
Customers can also purchase this book in store at the Wellington Museum.