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Vessel Name:Ethel
Builder:Charles Bailey Snr.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1884
Year lost:1919
Beam:7, 3
Owners:L. Hill (Wellington, 1916-1919); A. L. Firth (Wellington 1916); Bird/Petone syndicate (Wellington 1914-1916); T. & K. Cole (Wellington, 1909-1914); George Williamson Sims (Auckland, ??-1909)
Notes:Converted to a yawl 1909/1910 by T. & K. Cole. Bird was secretary of the Heretaunga Boating Club. Sold in 1916 for lead in keel for war effort. Wrecked at Cape Palliser. Hill, an Australian resident in Wellington, was noted for his solitary nature. He was sailing single-handed and survived the wreck. He rode a coach to Featherston, and walked from there to Wellington.
Photo source:MuseumsWellington