Lena 1963

Lena 1963

LENA, fishing vessel: During an easterly gale on June 1, 1963, the Lena developed a serious leak and about 3.30 p.m. was beached in Patersons Inlet, Stewart Island. A combined ‘attempt by the fishing vessels Neptune, Rakiura and Sea Fury to drag the vessel off was foiled by heavy seas and the crew, Mr. David Henderson, skipper, and his forward hand, Mr. Crisp, were taken off by the Sea Fury. The Lena was left to break up and when abandoned was full of water with waves up to seven feet high breaking over her continuously.

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