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Vessel Name:Mabel
Builder:Charles and Walter Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1895
Construction:Triple-planked NZ kauri
Class:2.2 rater
Owners:Ben Troch (Wellington, 2013-); Richard Holford (Wellington, 19??-1999-2013); Dr. E. W. Deck (Nelson, 1917-??); N. McLeod (Auckland, ??-1917); W. Swinnerton (Auckland, 1895-??)
Notes:Renamed Waiata at some stage since ca 1960. Reverted to original name 2013. Mistakenly thought to be a 1905 Logan build for some time. The troubled passage from Auckland - Nelson took nearly one month, with stops at Tauranga and Wellington.
Photo source:Harold Kidd