11/30/14

Waitangi shipwreck, Mana Bay, Patea

This is the wreck of the S. S. Waitangi that sank at the Patea breakwater in 1923. It was covered with black sand for decades, peeking from its resting place on occasion, but being covered again. The winds uncovered it over the last few years and it had been visible since.    Click here for more information. 









16 comments:

Linda W. said...

Oh how interesting! I love to come upon things like this. We have a shipwreck off the Oregon coast (the Peter Iredale) which is very popular.

Mari said...

Wow a shipwreck. That's a great find. It's very interesting how the changes in nature cover and uncover things and incidents.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Love your persepctives... the black sand adds to the sense of loss somehow... atmosphere plus! YAM xx

Ida said...

Very haunting and yet strangely beautiful. Sad about it being shipwrecked but so cool to see it now in it's faded glory.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

How interesting. The shipwreck is kind of beautiful.

Tom said...

Black sand is so interesting. I've seen several beaches in Hawaii. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Felicia said...

these are really neat.

Linley S said...

I love coming across old shipwrecks. I bet there are plenty more along the NZ coastline

lorik said...

Almost gives me goosebumps... imagine the story it has to tell. Great shots!

Roan said...

Amazing find! Shipwrecks are always interesting. I wonder if everyone survived. Must go read more about this one.

Judy said...

So that is what black sand looks like!! I love the wreck! It has taken a lot of damage over the years!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Those are outstanding photos of that old shipwreck. Seeing it just makes you wonder who was aboard when it sank, who survived if any and where was it coming from and going to.

Marie said...

So interesting! An eyesore, but the history behind it, so sad.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! Love the rust on the metal, great find. It actually looks beautiful to me.

Joe Todd said...

Neat post

Amy Burzese said...

How interesting! A great post for rubbish! Thanks for sharing.