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Slipways, Auckland
Auckland slipways and scows.  1911.
Watercolour (740 x 530)mm.

For those who know present day Auckland this brings home the extensive changes that have taken place over the years. The location from which this view is seen is now in the heart of The America Cup Village and the Viaduct Basin is 100 metres or so behind the viewer.  The location can clearly be identified even today for the yellow building behind the scow on the slip is that of Foster's Ship Chandlery which is still there at the bottom of Hobson Street.  Gleason's Hotel on the right, a notorious seamens' pub, is no longer there.

The scow Alltair, one of the few hold scows, is on the slipway of the well known firm of Bailey and Lowe.  The other two scows are the Bee and the Hobsonville.

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