Charles Atkinson Collection
The photos below date mostly to 1947-1949. They belonged to Charles Atkinson, who crewed on board the Viking. This collection is kindly shared by his daughter Elise Atkinson.
Most have writing on the back, which is transcribed. The majority are Charles' some are Elise's. Additional notes in square brackets.
The man referred to as "the master" is Cyril Headland, who took over ownership of the Viking from his father in 1930.
Read more about the Viking here
View her database entry here
Here we are running with the | kite at about 9 ½ knots. The | new wheel & cockpit will be |situated just forward | of the tiller stem.
Pelorus Sounds | Jan 49
JOHN NOEL IN EVANS | BAY AROUND 1937 | WHEN HE AND | IAN KIRK OWNED | THE YAWL “AVALON” [?? Illegible really: A_A___]
”CLOUD” 1942 | C. A. AND GINGER BARNES | MID STRAIT HEADING | HOME FROM TORY | CHANNEL
CA | VARNISHING WHEEL HOUSE | “VIKING” | 1947
Chas & Bill | on board | Viking ; 1948 | CA AND BILL WATERS
LAUNCH “PENCARROW” | YAWL “VIKING”
C. A. BILL WATERS | BRIAN FLEMING | “VIKING” 1948 | CRAIL BAY
Fishing Crail Bay | Xmas 1947
“The | Master”
This is the man | dad referred to as | “The Master” - | spent heaps of time | sailing with him & | taught him heaps
“VIKING” WGTN | HARBOUR | C A STEERING BY FEET | JOHN MAPLESTON | PETER FLACK
Resting after racing to Little | Barrier Island
“VIKING” TIED SIDE | TO SIDE GEORGE LANG | UNDER THEIR POWER | C.A AND ONE OF | THE LANG CROWD | (QUEEN CHARLOTTE) | 1947
"Tied up | alongside | george langs | boat in queen | charlotte | they had petrol (rationed) | and they had beer | 1947"
Mid 1940s | Charles | Atkinson | far | right
"bill (waters) | and brian, | port ligar | 1946 [struck out] | 1947"
“KESTREL” | AT | EASTBOURNE
Yvonne? [probably Kestrel]
centre | charles | atkinson | lyall bay
Pelorus Sounds | 1949
Hendersons | bay 1946
Pelorous | Sounds | jan 1949 | (?)
I don't | know who | this is but as a | young man dad | referred to him as | "The Master" | sailed in his boat and I | suspect hed taught the | young dudes the ropes!
leaving | Crail | bay | early | mid 40s
KIRK’S | DEEP BAY | TORY CHANNEL
C. A. AND KEITH McCLEOD | ABOARD “ORANUI” [or Orangi?] IN | PELORUS SOUND |AROUND 1970
AT Worser Bay | EBMYC Club Picnic | 1947