Month: May 2013

The Yankee Schooner 'Forest Home'
New Zealand 1920's
Lemuel Lyes Collection

The Troublesome Yankee Schooner

Today I’ve got a seafaring saga to share with you – the story of a four-masted Yankee schooner that was photographed while visiting New Zealand in the 1920’s.  There are no pirates in this tale, but there is just about everything else.  There are ghost ships, tempests and […]

The public dancing in Mercer Street, Wellington. Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1959/0678-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

One Year of History Geek!!!

There is cause for a bit of celebration as today marks one year since I started this little foray into the blogosphere.  Occasions such as this are worthy of a vintage conga line! My aim was to post at least once a week for a year and with […]