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Replace Tambo’s Ship Wheel

While I was at the Westland Industrial Heritage Park on the 23rd of November I saw Mort Cruickshank and Jim Butzbach putting on the finishing touches to the replacement ship’s wheel for the Tambo Shipwreck Memorial. The original memorial had a plaster plinth which was vandalised and was in such a state that it had to be removed and the wheel was taken away for safekeeping. As you can see the new upright is made from metal and should survive a lot of abuse. A week later the ship’s wheel was having the bolt holes drilled in the base by Jim Butzbach with Reuban supervising. By lunchtime the wheel was installed by the Tambo.