Gulf Explorer - A gamblers story

Not much at first, just the one picture. Huge thanks to Jan De Jong for finding the two recent additions!

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Some great (and rare) pictures of the Gulf Explorer in Auckland © Duncan Montgomery. Thanks to Jan De Jong

An interesting souvenir found on TradeMe (Kiwi eBay)
The Gulf Explorer carried passengers between Auckland and Great Barrier Island in the summer of 1983-4, possibly other summers before and after, but nevertheless, it was for a brief period.
The ship anchored or hove-to away from the wharf at Fitzroy and passengers were transported between the ship and wharf in the ship's lifeboat.

(Photos copyright Chris & Anneke Inglis collection)

Thanks to Don Armitage for the above, from his web page:


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