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Old 1st June 2018, 11:48
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So what do all of you on SN think the best of the best Auckland ferries are/were?

I have Jet raider on there.

Kestrel
Toroa
Makora
Ngoiro
Pupuke
Albatross and of course
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Old 7th July 2018, 02:38
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Of the old steam engined double Enders Ngairo was the fastest, Takapuna on the Bayswater run was the smartest , it took me to and from the city at least five days per week for four years . I spent half the time hanging over the engine room railing watching the engineer, especially when he was so deft at responding to telegraph orders from a nervous skipper on a fast tide or a cross wind while berthing .

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