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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Jessie Logan
Jessie Logan
Vessel Name:Jessie Logan
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:Robert Logan Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1880
Construction:Double-planked kauri (now quadruple-planked)
LOA:28, 6
LWL:25, 3
Beam:8, 6
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Harold Kidd and others (Auckland, 1988-); Various owners (Nelson, 1892-1988); Moore Bros. (Nelson, ca.1895-1905); Scaife, Rogers and Elliott (Nelson, 1892-ca1985);  A. L. Williams and Arthur Dixon (Wellington, 1889-18??); Walter Jones (Auckland 188?-1889); Harry Wilson and John Wiseman (Auckland, 188?-188?); James Ansenne (188?); Robert Logan Sr (Auckland, 1880-18??)
Notes:Converted to a motor launch some time after 1905, and subsequently used as a work boat in the Northern waters of the South Island. Two extra layers of planking added in Kidd restoration.