|Photographer:||Gary Markham [View profile]||Title:||LYTTELTON||Added:||Jun 16, 2009|
|Captured:||January 10, 2005||IMO:||5215519||Hits:||684|
|Location:||Lyttelton, New Zealand|
||Steam Ships (Operating and Preserved)|
|Lyttelton Preservation Society's steam tug Lyttelton returning to it's namesake port after a public cruise excursion around Banks Peninsula, NZ-9 January 05
Originally built as the Canterbury at Port Glasgow, the vessel departed the Clyde under her own power on 2 June 1907 eventually arriving at Lyttelton on 10 September that year after a 12000 mile voyage via the Suez canal, which had just opened.
During a long career she has escorted early Antarctic expedition ships out of Lyttelton harbour, including Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod