Weld Road Wreck

Dean Mullin

New Plymouth, New Zealand

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First visit to Weld Road Beach, which is just beautiful with sweeping views back up the Taranaki Coast.

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Found a bit of history of the wreck.
This rusted iron skeleton has been a local landmark for more than 100 years.

On the night of January 5th 1903 – dark and moonless by all reports – the Gairloch had just narrowly missed colliding with her sister ship, the Ngapuhi, when she ran aground on Timaru Reef. The captain and crew rowed to the New Plymouth breakwater.

The next day, a harbour board dredge helped to salvage personal effects from the Gairloch – particularly silverware, linen, upholstery and spirits. The harbourmaster assessed the wreck, which was extensively holed, as unsalvageable.

Here is another shot and different Point of View I took of the wreck recently

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