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Dunbar Wharf, Picton Foreshore, Picton , New Zealand
Categories: Marlborough - Museums
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Preservation of the Edwin Fox
In 1965 the Edwin Fox society was formed and the ship was purchased for one shilling, she lay derelict in Shakespeares Bay for 12 years subject to the ravages of the weather.
Attempts were made to move the ship to Picton and volunteers worked for weeks to clear out her holds and refloat her. By Oct 1986 all statutory approvals had been granted and she assigned a permanent berth in Picton. Despite many problems building her dry dock she finally came to rest on 18th May 1999.