Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.

Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.

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Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.

Publisher: River Press, 2007. First Edition. VERY SCARCE. Softback in very good condition, no inscriptions. Minor marks/shelf edge wear, a little fading to spine area. Pages excellent.

Nelson's 'mosquito fleet' of little sailing vessels played a vital role in the first century of European settlement, not only in Blind Bay but around the whole top of the South Island and across Cook Strait. From the Deal boats that came from England with the first New Zealand Company to the Tasmanian ketches and Auckland-built scows that carried timber, coal and other cargoes in and out of the bays, these vessles were the lifelines of a rugged and isolated region and their story is told in the context of the pioneers who built them, sailed them and depended on them. Fred Westrupp's forebears were Nelson sailors and boat builders and his family continues to follow the call of the sea. This book is history viewed from the foredeck, complemented by a detailed chronology of Nelson vessels, illustrated from museum and private archives and enhanced by personal memories and anecdotes. 279 pages with photos.

Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.
Blind Bay Hookers: The Little Ships of Early Nelson by Fred Westrupp.