Canterbury Yacht and Motor Boat Club (C.Y.M.B.C.) shed and Miller's slip, Godley Quay ca. 1932.

Canterbury Yacht and Motor Boat Club (C.Y.M.B.C.) shed and Miller's slip, Godley Quay ca. 1932.

This month the calendar features the Canterbury Yacht and Motor Boat Club, established in 1921, and Miller's slip at Godley Quay.

The trawler Thomas Lovell was built by J Miller during 1932 for Westport Owners. It looks like her construction is nearly complete in this image so we are picking it was taken late 1932.

The launch Tuatea is also on the slipway being constructed by J. Miller. The Tuatea was taken over by the Navy during WWII dating this image well before then.

J. Miller established his shipwright business in 1874 and was the proud builder of the Linnet, Canterbury's representative at the Sander's Cup, which he thought worthy of note in his advertising: 

Press,29/3/1924

Press,29/3/1924

The Linnet was a fine specimen indeed, as can be seen below, and her movements were keenly reported on.

Press 23/9/1932:13

Press 23/9/1932:13

Nowadays if you head to Godley Quay you can still see the J.Miller Office but the slips are all gone and the sheds belong to Lyttelton Engineering. 

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