Picton and its ships - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Picton

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Picton in the Video tab.

With the advent of roll-on, roll-off vehicle ferries across Cook Strait in 1962, Picton became a transport hub. The town is home to the hulk of the globe-trotting ship Edwin Fox, built in 1853 for the East India Company, and now preserved as part of a museum.

Related web links:
Cook Strait rail ferries
The Edwin Fox
Roll-on, roll-off ferry
Cook and Foveaux Strait ferries

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/ 

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