This historic vessel is moored out in front our motel and seeing it everyday, like so many other things in our lives, it has been taken for granted.
Recent guests Don and Sue showed great interest in the vessel, took photos which reminded us of its presence.
“Don is a fan of period Launches and we had always admiringly looked out towards Motumaire Island off the Motel at the boat moored there. Thought it very stylish, but had never seen it close up. He was delighted when we walked down to the wharf in the morning when we last stayed with you to find it docked there. Looks every bit as gracious as imagined and so interesting to also find out that the Alma G has such a long history with the Bay of Islands and association with Zane Grey. Nice to have it in your view each day.☺”
On a subsequent visit, we managed to organise a tour of the vessel by Darryl Honey, owner of Alma G. Thanks Darryl!! Don and Sue were delighted.
For more information see http://www.almag.co.nz/history.html