Star of Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member taybee
S 38° 39.828 E 178° 01.678
60H E 589434 N 5720029
Quick Description: The Star of Canada was a cargo ship. It sank on a rocky reef at Kaiti Beach, while steaming into the port of Gisborne on a stormy night in 1912. The crew saved the cargo but were unable to save the ship.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/27/2010 2:54:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMACTX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Star of Canada was a cargo ship. It sank on a rocky reef at Kaiti Beach, while steaming into the port of Gisborne on a stormy night in 1912. The crew saved the cargo but were unable to save the ship. They managed to cut away the wheelhouse and load it onto a barge. the harbour tugboat towed the tug to shore. No lives were lost. Mr Good, a jewller, bought the wheelhouse and towed it through Gisborne streets to Childers Road where he turned it into a house. Today, the wheelhouse of the Star of Canada is part of the Tairawhiti Museum.

The museum and Star of Canada is well worth a look through. The Captains cabin can be viewed and many other features. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday and public holidays 1.30pm to 4pm. Closed Easter Friday, christmas Day and Boxing Day. There is an admission fee.

Type of history commemorated (short description):
The Star of Canada was a cargo ship. It sank on a rocky reef at Kaiti Beach, while steaming into the port of Gisborne on a stormy night in 1912. The crew saved the cargo but were unable to save the ship. They managed to cut away the wheelhouse and load it onto a barge. the harbour tugboat towed the tug to shore. No lives were lost. Mr Good, a jewller, bought the wheelhouse and towed it through Gisborne streets to Childers Road where he turned it into a house. Today, the wheelhouse of the Star of Canada is part of the Tairawhiti Museum.


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Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Gisborne


Hours of operation:
The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday and public holidays 1.30pm to 4pm. Closed Easter Friday, christmas Day and Boxing Da


Is it accessible to the general public:
The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday and public holidays 1.30pm to 4pm. Closed Easter Friday, christmas Day and Boxing Day


Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: Not listed

Year placed: Not listed

Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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