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New launch for sounds

A new 45ft launch, christened the Tawhai, was launched at Nelson last month. The vessel, built by Curnow and Wilton for E. A. Johnson and Sons, Havelock, will be used for barge towing in the sounds. The craft is unusual in that it has twin propellers and a cutaway bow to enable it to move closer to the shore.


The Tawhai takes to the water (in left background can be seen the other Nelson vessel launched the same day, the Challenger, a trawler to work out of Nelson).


Mrs Dorothy McMannaway, daughter of Mr Eric Johnson, lets go with the cnampagne.


The Ven Archdeacon Keith blessed the vessel