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    Posted: 03 Feb 2011 at 9:16pm
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I fish in Ponui Channel often and have often wondered about the structure at the end of the sandspit. Well here is an old photo of the Ponui Lighthouse which stood on that sructure.

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have not had time to go fishing.

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Isnt that bean rock lighthouse?
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No it is definately Ponui and when you check the existing stucture you can clearly see the structure is the same.  The photo is from the lighthouses of NZ archives .  It was the same architect as Bean rock though.

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have not had time to go fishing.

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Yeah thats ponui. Both it and Bean Rock were very similar.
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By The way The island behind is McCallums Island 0800 REDROCK, now it is just about flat with a big hole in the middle. All those red footpaths etc. came from here
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Thats cool always wondered what the structure was for. Had to google it.Was built 1871.


The above photo taken 1973


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The 1973 photo is of the unmanned lighthouse which replace the manned one above. 


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The island in the picture is Pakihi not McCallums Island even thou they own both of them
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You are quite right  Slayliner 

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have not had time to go fishing.

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I vaguely remember the old lighthouse and when it was changed. What I do remember well though is it was a great place for Kings to hang around this would be worth tossing a popper / fly / softbait or stick bait around here when passing through.

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Originally posted by Screaming Reels Screaming Reels wrote:

Thats cool always wondered what the structure was for. Had to google it.Was built 1871.


The above photo taken 1973


 
I recall some years back a certain C&%#^*d rescue skipper ran over the piles, and wreaked his boat "Topps".........should've stayed in bedWink
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Easy to throw stones Walu, it was pitch black, blowing a gale and there were people in the water in the Firth of Thames on the Coro side that he was going as fast as he could to try to rescue.

Conditions that 99% of people wouldn't even venture out in.

Me, I'm just glad there are people who try!
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Originally posted by Screaming Reels Screaming Reels wrote:

Thats cool always wondered what the structure was for. Had to google it.Was built 1871.

The above photo taken 1973



I know this is off topic, but is that Stella? I know she started life servicing light houses around NZ.
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It does say Stella on the bow
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