Strait Crossing extra photos
These photos were considered for, but not used in the book Strait Crossing: the ferries of Cook Strait through time
An aerial view of Queen Charlotte Sound (centre-left) and Tory Channel (centre-right) with Dieffenbach Point representing a sharp turn in the middle of the picture. This is and has been the route of Wellington to Picton ferries inside the Marlborough Sounds. Click for a larger version.
A Volkswagen Beetle is transported on the deck of the Wellington-Lyttelton ferry Maori in the 1950s.
A view over Shed 13 on Customhouse Quay, Wellington, looking towards the Lyttelton ferry berth, taken in the early 1930s by Sydney Charles Smith. Visible are Harbour Board sheds 13 (foreground) and 15 (alongside 13). Also visible are the following vessels from the foreground into the distance: tug boats Natone and Terawhiti, the Muritai at the Eastbourne ferry wharf, ahead of her the Janie Seddon, and the Wahine Wellington-Lyttelton ferry at the inter-island wharf.
The Wellington to Picton ferry Tamahine, underway in Tory Channel in the 1950s.