Just a lick of paint required

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Comments (11)

terry senechal on January 22, 2012

Is this photo the remains of the New Zealand scow Kohi? I have been searching for what remains of her and it was her last reported location.

rosselliot on January 22, 2012

No, I am afraid not. This is the hulk of the Janie Seddon http://maanz.wellington.net.nz/nzhistoricships/directory/Janie%20Seddon.html

rosselliot on January 22, 2012

The following may help


rosselliot on January 22, 2012

On digging deeper:


Seems we had the Scow Kohi and steamer Koi (pronounced the same) in the area at the same time.

and this:


rosselliot on January 22, 2012

Oops, that last one is a temporary. Just search for:

westhaven wharf "kohi" site:.nz

Item about crafishing. The hulk can be seen in outline behind the white boat to the left

rosselliot on January 22, 2012

Jump onto Google Earth and home in on: 40 37' 20.17"S 127 31' 27.48E You are smack on the middle of the hulk!

rosselliot on January 22, 2012

Butterfingers! Cut and paste this into the Fly To:

40 37 20.17S,172 31 27.48E

rosselliot on January 22, 2012

And finally (from Google Earth again) the stern as it is now.


terrysenechal on January 24, 2012

You are incredible! I cannot express my appreciation enough. My father, age 92, was skipper of the Kohi in 1942 and sailed her from Auckland to Noumea. He will never forget the voyage and still has the key to his cabin. I knew she was somewhere and have been searching to reunite the two of them.

rosselliot on January 29, 2012

This will be of interest if you have not already found it: http://www.navsource.org/archives/14/2027.htm and I suspect you may want to look in on a parallel exchange which I entered into: http://www.topix.com/forum/nz/whangarei/TGIGGQBJ7KCMR0FV7 Your father may well have known Theodore F Aldous! If so, you may wish to enter into this thread. Good hunting!

GasGasL€X on March 26, 2013

One fine vessel..

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Photo taken in 13 Motueka Quay, Motueka 7120, New Zealand

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  • Uploaded on March 28, 2008
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    by rosselliot
    • Camera: RICOH Caplio R30
    • Taken on 2008/03/28 12:23:18
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/760)
    • Focal Length: 9.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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