Where is the Scow Kohi
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ross elliot

Porirua, New Zealand

#2 Jan 22, 2012
Only one I can find:

http://tapuhi.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/spydus/F...

It seems there was the scow Kohi, and the steamer Koi plying the same waters at the same time.
ross elliot

Porirua, New Zealand

#3 Jan 22, 2012
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#6 Jun 22, 2012
Did you get some photos of Kohi for the website? My father, Maurie Sawyers, was the last owner and skipper of the Kohi and I do have a collection of photos that I can make available if you would like them.

Since: Jun 12

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Jul 9, 2012
Warren Aldous wrote:
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I have the WWll commissioning pennant from the Kohi!
Wow; that is a neat piece of history!

Have you seen the Oceania Shipping Forum site as they have some great pictures of Kohi there - including some I uploaded. What is the best way to share other pictures? Some of the photos I have are of the Kohi when she failed her last marine survey. My father, the last skipper and owner, traded as the 'Sullivan Shipping Company'.

Recently I visited a school in Auckland, NZ, where they have the bell and the mast (which they use as a flag pole) from the Kohi.

Since: Jun 12

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 Jul 10, 2012
This link is to the Nelson News from 1966 which reported that the Kohi had been towed to Westhaven inlet:

http://photonews.org.nz/nelson/issue/NPN74_19...
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#12 Jul 13, 2012
Aldous wrote:
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I put some pretty cool pictures of the Kohi on our WWll web for the Kohi.
I will look up the pictures, thank you very much!
It would be great if you could see your way clear to post these on the Oceania Shipping Forum site, also, as someone there wrote that there is a shortage of photos of the Kohi!
I was very excited to see the photos on your site. Will the site be updated with more information about the skipper's career and the Kohi? Would love to hear more about her exploits. Of all the NZ vessels that went overseas with the US Navy only three returned and one of these was the Kohi.
Terry Senechal

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Apr 6, 2013
Lynda Sawyers wrote:
Did you get some photos of Kohi for the website? My father, Maurie Sawyers, was the last owner and skipper of the Kohi and I do have a collection of photos that I can make available if you would like them.
I just discovered this website and it has renewed my hopes for finding photos of the Kohi. We have a common bond to Kohi. My father, Roland Rieve, was skipper of the Kohi prior to when Theodore Aldous became her skipper. My father is now 94 and I have been trying to find photo of the Kohi. Since your father was her last owner and skipper is there any way you can share your photos so my father can see them?
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Apr 9, 2013
Terry Senechal wrote:
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I just discovered this website and it has renewed my hopes for finding photos of the Kohi. We have a common bond to Kohi. My father, Roland Rieve, was skipper of the Kohi prior to when Theodore Aldous became her skipper. My father is now 94 and I have been trying to find photo of the Kohi. Since your father was her last owner and skipper is there any way you can share your photos so my father can see them?
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Hi Terry; I would be delighted to share photos with you and with your father. As you say we have a common bond. How would it be best to share - do you have an email address to which I can send photos?
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#15 Apr 9, 2013
Here is a link to an old New Zealand newspaper (1938) bearing a picture of the Kohi:

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/pape... --

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#16 Apr 9, 2013
Hi Lynda, That would be wonderful. My email address is [email protected]
By any chance, did your father keep any of the old ship's logs from the Kohi? I know it is unlikely, but my father had a log for his voyage on the Kohi from Auckland to Noumea in 1942. The log is probably long gone but I thought I would ask anyway!

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#17 Apr 9, 2013
Thank you for the link to the newspaper article! I had not seen it and will share it with my father.
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#19 Apr 10, 2013
Here is another newspaper clip of the Kohi:

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/pape... --

The Echo also served in the US Navy during World War II and was one of only three ships to return to New Zealand. The Echo is now on the hard in Blenheim, New Zealand, where it is used as a cafe.
At the time this picture was taken (1931) The Fairburn was under the command of my grandfather and my father was in the crew.
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#20 Apr 10, 2013
Terry Senechal wrote:
Hi Lynda, That would be wonderful. My email address is [email protected]
By any chance, did your father keep any of the old ship's logs from the Kohi? I know it is unlikely, but my father had a log for his voyage on the Kohi from Auckland to Noumea in 1942. The log is probably long gone but I thought I would ask anyway!
Hi Terry,
I have sent you three emails tonight with photos of the Kohi; have a few more to send but have to locate them first.
Unfortunately we don't have a log for the Kohi - what a wonderful thing that would be!
I hope that you and your father enjoy the photos that I have sent and will send the others as soon as I can.
Warmest regards,
Lynda

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#21 Apr 10, 2013
Hi Lynda,
I just realized I had a typo in my email address. I am so sorry. The correct address is [email protected]
I knew the log was probably gone but thank you for letting me know you do not have it.
I will let you know when I receive the photos. It will be great to share them with my father.
I have one photo of the Kohi at an Auckland wharf in 1942 that was given to my father when he retired from the US Navy. I will send it to you. Right now, he is writing the story about his voyage aboard the Kohi from Auckland to Nomea in 1942. He was only 23 years old at the time so he wants to get it written while his memory is still sharp!
Again, I am sorry for the email address error. The automatic spell check added an extra "s" and I did not notice it.
Sincerely, Terry
Lynda Sawyers

Auckland, New Zealand

#22 Apr 11, 2013
Hi Terry,
I have just sent the pictures again.
It would be great to receive a copy of your father's picture of the Kohi. I would also love to read your father's story of the voyage on board the Kohi. She was the smallest of the New Zealand scows and to take her that long distance was an amazing feat.
warmest wishes to you both,
Lynda

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#26 May 3, 2013
Can Bob King's manuscript be copied and mailed? I would happy to pay for a copy and postage if the manuscript is not to large to make that impractical.

Since: Apr 13

San Diego, CA

#28 Jun 9, 2013
Would love to read the manuscript. Can a copy be mailed?
Ross Brown

New Zealand

#29 Dec 14, 2013
I remember as a kid at Mangarakau school when they towed the kohi into westhaven was used as a wharf when the Mangarakau wharf was burnt down
John Ward

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#30 May 28, 2014
I have just been sitting with a friend telling the story of the Kohi's last cargo trip which was from Little Wanganui south of Karamea to Wanganui. We never made it! Ended up in Waitapu in Golden Bay after a Battle with a southerly in Cook Strait. I was engineer in the Kohi for the last eleven months of her trading career. At age 24 it was one continuous adventure!
Lynda Sawyers

Christchurch, New Zealand

#31 Sep 2, 2014
John Ward wrote:
I have just been sitting with a friend telling the story of the Kohi's last cargo trip which was from Little Wanganui south of Karamea to Wanganui. We never made it! Ended up in Waitapu in Golden Bay after a Battle with a southerly in Cook Strait. I was engineer in the Kohi for the last eleven months of her trading career. At age 24 it was one continuous adventure!
Hello John,
Great to hear your memories of the Kohi. My father was Maurie Sawyers who was the last skipper/owner of the Kohi. It would be great to hear more memories of the Kohi and to see any photos you may have.
warmest regards
Lynda

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