Members of Wellington’s Tainui Canoe Club, formed in 1870, went on canoeing holidays in the Marlborough Sounds in their English Rob Roy canoes. Made of planks and over 4 metres long, these canoes could be rigged with masts and sails. In this 1887 scene, three such canoes are under sail in Queen Charlotte Sound.
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