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The Gisborne Photo News



Past & Present

At midnight on 23rd June 1912, the fires had been drawn to allow cleaning of the boilers and the STAR OF CANADA was anchored in the Gisborne roadstead. She was unable to put to sea and a fierce S W storm forced her to drag her anchor. Before a second anchor could be dropped she grounded and on the 3rd of July she broke her back. The bridge was bought and moved to Childers Rd. It has been resited near the Museum and Art Centre in Stout Street where we may take a wee peek at ship life as it was.

Courtesy Gisborne Museum & Art Centre