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The Felix Stowe was a barque trading into Otaki. She was wrecked on 13 October 1878 when - like the Hydrabad in June of the same year - she mistook the northern end of Kapiti, on which there was no lighthouse, for Stephens Island in Cook Straight. The captain, Piggot, was never found; three crewman were washed ashore dead. The ship's resting place is off the coast just to the south of Pakakutu - a little to the north of the mouth of Otaki. The sketch, by the locally celebrated artist John Tiffin Stewart was perhaps executed before the wreck.

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2014P_Shi12_008094
Title
Sketch of the Felix Stowe
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Shi 12
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Coolstore

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Date
1870 to 1890

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Palmerston North City Library

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