Shipwreck Relics – Part Three

The breakers that roll in from the Tasman Sea are not kind to ships or their wrecks. They break a ship's back, carry away its timber, wash away its every trace. But in a few cases, remnants do still lie where they met their fate. In the final of a three-part feature on West Coast shipwrecks, LAURA MILLS looks at wrecks found up and down the coastline.

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As a girl, Karamea resident Dulcie McNabb used to eat dinner from a table made of wood salvaged from a shipwreck. Not that she knew it at the time, especially as their home was inland. “We would sit doing our homework picking holes in it.” There was even a hole where the timber had been […]

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