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The steamer Penguin


In 1895 the old Penguin initiated regular ferry sailings between Lyttelton and Wellington. Fourteen years later, while running between Picton and Wellington, the Penguin sank with the loss of 75 lives.


Alexander Turnbull Library,
Reference: 1/1-003381-G.
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