As provincial New Zealand boomed in the early 1900s, so did a new generation of 500-ton Dutch- or British-built coasters. The Canterbury Steam Company took inspiration from the words of a psalm, naming its ships after meteorological conditions. For nearly 70 years, ships named Calm, Storm, Squall and Breeze frequented New Zealand ports. The 547-ton Breeze, seen here on a Lyttelton day that scarcely lived up to the name, was built in the Netherlands in 1909.
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Museum of Wellington City and Sea
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