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Old 29th July 2019, 09:32
Bob M Bob M is offline
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Hi Gordon,
Yes, like you, I did a trip on the Kaitawa. I was on the Kaitoa in Auckland and we were expected to be in port for about a week. The Kaitawa was up at Portland and was due to change articles in Auckland. There was no Sparks on board, so I was despatched up to Portland to do the wages etc for the change. Was only on her 4 or 5 days and only made the few hours voyage to Auckland. My memory of my time on her is zero.
But yes, I really enjoyed my time with the Union Co. Generally speaking, good shipmates and except for my first ship, the old Kauri, which I also joined in Portland (what a trip out along that wharf) luckily got a ride on the cab of one of the wee shunters. But again, a good bunch to sail with, except a drunken 1st Mate.
Cheers Bob
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