Star of Canada - Te Moana Maritime Museum - Gisborne, New Zealand
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 and Today, the wheelhouse of the Star of Canada is part of the Tairawhiti Museum
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/27/2010 3:06:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMACTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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.
Museum Address:
Stout St
Gisborne, Gisborne New Zealand


Museum Website: [Web Link]

Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

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 Day.


Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Maritime Museums
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
Punga and Paua visited Star of Canada - Te Moana Maritime Museum - Gisborne, New Zealand 2/2/2011 Punga and Paua visited it