Another 'Swift Shure'

posted Mar 6, 2015, 2:47 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 6, 2015, 5:04 PM ]
Most of us around the LBT are aware of the genesis of our whaleboat 'Swiftsure 2', that she is based on the lines of an original 19th century Tasmanian 'Swiftsure' that ended up in New Zealand's Canterbury Museum (see http://bit.ly/1m3gmks).  Ros Barnett has turned up the story of another 'Swiftsure' replica completed relatively recently in kiwi land - see http://gablerose.com/jackson-swiftsure.html .  Apparently Picton museum is the place to go if you want to see her.  We like the alternative spelling, and agree with Mark Twain when he said 'I don't give a damn for a man who can only spell a word one way'.

NZ news story on Swiftsure