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Old 29th June 2007, 11:54
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Does anyone know what happened to the Echo and the Squall? They were sailing ships which plied between the North and South islands of New Zealand when I was there in the sixties,often bringing apples from the south to Wellington.Frank.

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Old 29th June 2007, 12:09
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Heres info on Echo

Vessel Name: ECHO
Vessel ID: 1118978
Official No: 118978
Vessel Type: Scow
Owner: Eckford and Company
Built: 1905
Builder: William Brown and Sons, Te Kopuru, Dargaville
Region Built: Northland
Vessel Abstract: 1920 bought by Eckford & Company. 1942-44 served as a supply ship in the Pacific. 1965 ceased operating as a commercial vessel. 2005 she still survived, up on the hard at Shelly Beach at Picton, operating as a museum and restaurant.

The only info I have on a Vessel named Squall is a Coaster not Sail
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Old 29th June 2007, 13:55
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Frank, for stories and photos, go to:
ECHO
http://z7.invisionfree.com/NZ_Coasta...?showtopic=441

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SQUALL
http://z7.invisionfree.com/NZ_Coasta...?showtopic=325
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Old 29th June 2007, 22:26
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Thanks Boys,Interesting stuff. I would have loved to buy her and sail round the Bahamas with rum or coconuts as cargo. She was a flat bottomed scow,if she performed anything like Everards flat bottoms,would have been murder.They would roll on wet grass,as many were converted landing craft. I must have been one of the last to see Echo as a genuine sail cargo vessel.I am sure there were two,perhaps I got the name wrong for the other.Frank.leeds.
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Old 30th June 2007, 03:50
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Frank, have a look at this.
Your ECHO has been preserved and converted into a restaurant.
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http://www.aorata.com/10544.htm
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Old 30th June 2007, 09:44
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I was in picton recently and saw the Echo on the hard as a resturant. I also believe that she starred in a movie called Th e wackiest ship in the navy.
Asfor the Squall she was a coaster and there were two others the Calm and the Breeze.

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Old 30th June 2007, 15:32
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Actually there were more: STORM, GALE, etc.

For a full fleetlist of Canterbury Shipping:
http://z7.invisionfree.com/NZ_Coasta...?showtopic=324
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