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The Gisborne Photo News



End Of Long Voyage

The 75ft Scottish trawler Honeydew sailed triumphantly into the Gisborne harbour last month after completing a 12,000 mile voyage from Aberdeen in 55 days.

Manned by a crew of five Scots and a New Zealander, the vessel was being delivered to its new owner, Gisborne fisherman Tony Bonica.


At the end of its voyage, the Honeydew leads welcoming vessels across Poverty Bay towards the sheltering arm of the breakwater.


Crew members and owner relax on deck after berthing. From left, front row: Messrs Bonica, B. Cruickshank, J. Williamson. Centre row: A. Stirton, G. Watt, W. Robertson. At rear is the New Zealand member of the crew, A. Wink.


Moving up the harbour channel


The Honeydew berthed in the harbour, already well-filled by fishing boats.