Shipwreck Gairloch (H15)

Shipwreck of the SS Gairloch, Taranaki Coast at Weld Rd.

GPS: -39.119403 173.922625

The story of the Gairloch shipwreck via a link to museum Puke Ariki: http://www.pukeariki.com/Research/Taranaki-Research-Centre/Taranaki-Stories/Taranaki-Story/id/423/title/the-gairloch-ships-loss-a-familys-gain

Taranaki Area Overview

Taranaki Area Overview

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Lower Weld Rd signage along Surf Highway.

Lower Weld Rd signage along Surf Highway.

Lower Weld road carpark.  The Gairloch shipwreck can be seen in the distance of the lefthand beach gap

Lower Weld road carpark. The Gairloch shipwreck can be seen in the distance of the lefthand beach gap

Approaching the Wreck of the Gairloch from the Weld Road end carpark.

Approaching the Wreck of the Gairloch from the Weld Road end carpark.

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The guardian of the Gairloch.  The wreck is amongst the low-tide rocks.

The guardian of the Gairloch. The wreck is amongst the low-tide rocks.

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Up-close with 110 years of rusting.

Up-close with 110 years of rusting.

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The 1903 shipwreck Gairloch, with Mt Taranaki in the background.

The 1903 shipwreck Gairloch, with Mt Taranaki in the background.

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Wood planking on the Gairloch wreck, 2011 photo.

Wood planking on the Gairloch wreck, 2011 photo.

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Wooden planking is still attached to the rusting bow of the Gairloch.  Amazing!

Wooden planking is still attached to the rusting bow of the Gairloch. Amazing!

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The boiler of the Gairloch, rusting-away further out in the waves.

The boiler of the Gairloch, rusting-away further out in the waves.

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Gairloch shipwreck from a shipwrecks book

Gairloch shipwreck from a shipwrecks book

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1903 Photo of the wreck of the Gairloch, on the wall of the Oakura pub.

1903 Photo of the wreck of the Gairloch, on the wall of the Oakura pub.

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