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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:Maritana
Builder:Carr and Sons
Place built:Auckland
Year lost:1939
Owners:Dr. C. Y. Fell (Nelson, 1902-ca. 1915); George Mee and syndicate (Wellington, 1891) William Vereker Bindon (Auckland, ??-1891)

Notes:Alternative spelling Maratana. Arrived Wellington from Auckland early 1891. Internal cement and iron ballast removed and replaced with external lead ballast 1891 in Wellington. Converted to a launch ca 1918. Lost at Chatham Islands
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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893