The steamer Penguin

The steamer <em>Penguin</em>

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.

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Sarndra Lees

Posted: 18 Mar 2010

Grave of Charles Edwin GRACE Grave of William & Eusebia HENRY All drowned in the Penguin disaster

william moore

Posted: 17 Sep 2009

hi nz folks,i have been to nz son lives there.i have in my possesion a paper,published in 1909.the canterbury times,in it is a supplement devoted to the wreck of the ss, has dozens of really good b and w photos and in very good condition.sincerely liam.