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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Vessel Name:Iolanthe
Builder:Arch Logan
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1903
Owners:C. Allen (Lyttelton, 1933-??); B. F. Roberts and J. Dawson (Wellington, 19??-1933); J. Lang and J. Roberts (Wellington, 1927-19??); C. Lindsay and J. Roberts (Wellington, 19??-1927); William Gower (Wellington, ??-1912-??);  Barrett and Kelly (Wellington, 1910-??); H. Bramley (Auckland, 1903-??)

Notes:Arrived Wellington 1910. Moored in Evans Bay during the 1920s. Sold to Lyttelton 1933. Wrecked ca. 1960 in Lyttelton. William Gower was a pharmacist.
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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893