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OTOR SIDE WHEELERS
Built in 1985 and sailed on the Waikato
River from Hamilton until 2009 but is now based in Auckland : Website
Photo courtesy of Hamilton City Council who have put this photo into the public domain via the Wikimedia project
OLD ENGINES PUT TO NEW USE
In Queenstown, the engines of the former paddle steamer Antrim (built in 1868) continue to operate the Kinloch slipway which is still used by the screw steamship Earnslaw (coal fired, built in 1912) which appeared on Lake Wakitpu eight years after Antrim was laid up. Antrim was finally dismantled in 1920.
A second historical paddle steamer on Lake Makitpu was Mountaineer (1879-1932, scrapped in 1941)