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Jade River: A History of the Mahurangi

Ronald H Locker
First published 2001. Published online 2014–. This online edition is a work in progress…

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Pages 373–378in printed edition

Mahurangi vessels, by builder, by year built

Following are vessels known to have been built in Mahurangi Harbour by Pākehā builders, listed by builder, by year launched or registered:
1849
1862
1864
1867
1869
1870
1871
1871
1873
1873
1873
1873
1874
1874
1874
1874
1875
1875
1876
1876
1876
1877
1878
1880
1876
1877
1878
1851
1852
1852
1853
1854
1855
1855
1859
1860
1861
1862
1864
1864
1865
1865
1867
1868
1870
1857
1876
1852
1853
1849
1849
1867
1851
1849
1853
1854
1855
1857
1858
1858
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1875
1865
1866
1868
1874
1874
1832–6
Post Boy
Antelope
Sea Belle
Cleopatra
Flirt
Laetitia
Coronet
Julia Pryce
Arthur
Bonita
Rover
Start
Agnes
Energy
Helena
Elizabeth
Ethel
Lake St Clair
Nellie
Saxon
Ada C Owen
Ōamaru
Borealis
Maud Graham
Linda Weber
Rose
Eagle
Hori Tepara
Robert
Alexander
Exert
James & Julia
Maggie
Maraniwi
Lark
William & Julia
Bee
Betsy
General Cameron
Bittern
Mahurangi
Whangārei
Golden Isle
Maud
Gem
Lady of the Lake
Naumai
James
Julia
John
Wild Duck
Mary
William
North Shore
Duke of Wellington
Mary Ann
Hotearoa
Industry
Three Sisters
Eclipse
Australian Maid
Volunteer
Rosella
America
Gypsy
Hercules
Stately
Fiery Cross
Eleanor
Warkworth
Type
schooner
cutter
cutter
schooner
brigantine
schooner
schooner
topsail schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
cutter
topsail schooner
schooner
brigantine
topsail schooner
schooner
brigantine
scow
schooner
schooner
brigantine
brigantine
brigantine
schooner
brigantine
cutter
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
cutter
schooner
cutter
cutter
cutter
schooner
cutter
schooner
scow
schooner
schooner
schooner
schooner
ketch
schooner
cutter
schooner
cutter
schooner
schooner
schooner
cutter
schooner
cutter
cutter
schooner
cutter
cutter
cutter
schooner
schooner
cutter
cutter
workboat
30
17
27
92
100
44
95
41
45
22
33
27
128
79
120
92
47
180
58
66
58
183
156
131
80
114
37
14
15
15
16
40
17
15
16
24
33
31
35
41
41
21
32
72
40
25
22
14
18
36
25
43
46
15
19
18
20
24
24
27
24
20
23
36
40
27
35
86
72
22
25
Feet
45
39
46
82
81
63
83
61
60
46
85
54
84
74
84
75
62
98
71
65
99
92
87
76
86
53
36
36
37
37
43
41
42
43
46
53
51
30
62
53
44
52
75
47
50
53
39
40
48
44
57
49
35
40
37
46
49
55
50
50
39
45
66
52
51
52
81
77
48
45
~25
Fate
Sold foreign, 1851
Converted fishing boat, Invercargill, 1912, Invercargill
Lost Whangapoua, 1868
Lost off Mahia. Timber, Thames–Lyttleton, 1886
Wrecked Suva, Samoa, 1883, Samoa
Sold to Samoa, 1879
Lost Fiji, 1882
Wrecked Aitutaki, 1888
Filled and sank off Ōpunake, Lyttleton–New Plymouth, 1879, crew saved
Lost North Head, Coromandel Harbour, 1876, Coromandel Harbour
Sold to Haapai, Tonga, 1880, Tonga
Driven ashore, Kennedys Bay, 1893, Kennedys Bay
Lost Waitangi Harbour, Chatham Islands
Sold to Tahiti, 1873
Wrecked Hook Point, Waiheke, 1899, Waiheke
Lost Napier–Tairau, all hands, 1889, all hands
Sold to Samoa, 1877
Cost £1670. Sold to Sydney, 1882
Broken up 1919
Lost Astrolabe Reef, Bay of Plenty, 1878
Engined 1912 as Waro. Lost Waipu beach, 1916
Lost Tahiti, 1889
Sold to Singapore, 1893
Non-chattel-slave trader. 7 of crew massacred Malaita, Solomon Islands 1880. Vessel saved
Driven ashore Port Robinson, North Canterbury, 1899
Lost off East Cape, all hands, 1901, all hands
Sold to Fiji, 1880
Lost Maketu, 1851 on delivery voyage
Owned Himona Timati, Tauranga. Wrecked there 1854
Māori owners, Tauranga. Wrecked there 1860
Lost Bay of Plenty, 1860
Broken up Maketu, 1860
Māori owners, Bay of Plenty. Register closed 1867
Māori owners Maketu. Lost there 1858
Captured and burned by East Coast Māori July 1865. 1 crew killed
Register closed 1867. Not heard of for several years
Māori owners Kaipara, then Mahurangi. Sold to Noumea, 1878
Lost off Kaikōura, all hands. Lyttleton–Havelock 1881
Lost, all hands. Napier–Auckland 1870
Service to Matakana, 1864. Sold to Tahiti, 1867, 1864. Sold to Tahiti
Wrecked Norfolk Island, 1868
Wrecked Great Barrier 1892. All saved
Wrecked Great Barrier 1887. All saved
Wrecked Queensland, 1888
Lost Fiji, 1878
Lost Tūranganui River, 1865
Converted to barge, 1926
Wrecked Hokianga between 1867 and 1871
Lost off Waiheke, 1861
Wrecked Fox River, 1866
Lost Gull Point off Wade, 1862
Lost Queensland, pearling
Sold to Honolulu, 1852
Wrecked Auckland Harbour, gale 1863
Lost Whangaparāoa circa 1856
Te Hemara and Te Kingi, Pūhoi. Lost off Mahurangi circa 1863
Wrecked Tauranga, 1857
Two chiefs North Shore. Register closed 1867. Not heard of several years
Chief Te Kiri, Mahurangi and Pākiri. Lost Waikato bar, 1871
Lost Whangapoua, Great Barrier, 1872, Great Barrier
Lost Rangitoto Channel, 1864
Lost Fiji, 1867
Lost off New Hebrides or New Caledonia after 1868
Lost Hokitika Bar, 1865
Cost £1000. Wrecked Fiji, 1870
Leaked and sank off Whangārei Heads
Wrecked Pacific, Mitiera Island, 1867
Driven ashore Ōamaru, 1867
Left Ōamaru–Onehunga 1878, vanished
Lost Māori Rock, Kawau Island, 1907, Kawau Island
Lost South of Kaipara Entrance, 1908
Length surmised, likewise the workboat’s dipping-lug rig

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Seventy-one vessels ranging from 14 to 183 tons burdenestimated tonnage of a vessel based on length and maximum beam, totalling 3406 tons, give or take the spar-station’s workboat, were built in the Mahurangi Harbour, with the latter exception, in the three decades ending 1880.