Janie Seddon Shipwreck
I just got back from a family holiday in Motueka, where I managed to get out a few times and take some photographs at some local attractions.
Sunset on my first night there I headed down to the foreshore to see this historic landmark.
Built in the United Kingdom in 1903, the Janie Seddon was one of two submarine minelaying vessels brought out from England to New Zealand that same year. The Janie Seddon was used in port during World Wars I and II, and was also the examination vessel during World War II.
In 1936 the Janie Seddon was purchased by Talley’s Fisheries, and was their first vessel. She is now a rusting hull on the Motueka foreshore, near the headquarters of Talley’s.