Kowhai Park Pirate Ship
A favourite amongst youngsters, the Kowhai Park Pirate Ship was beginning to look a little worse for wear and in need of a refit before being deemed unseaworthy.
A joint task force of Wanganui Rotary clubs was press ganged into service and with much forethought and preparation they set about restoring the old girl. Over the course of a fine weekend in February the group toiled feverishly rebuilding much of the superstructure, fitting a new gangway and scramble net, replacing the bowsprit and finishing off with a striking new paint job.
In next to no time and, with much pomp and pageantry, the iconic Pirate Ship was recommissioned and ready to be sailed by a new crew of eager youngsters.