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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Lee Bay

Huirangi …..   “Occurring at Intervals” Apparently kukamuka bushes had been planted evenly along the foreshore


Lee Bay …..   Jacky (John) Lee was an English Midlander and shipwright, originally one of “Cooks” party from Port Pegasus.  Harold Ashwell insisted his name was actually Jacques (Jacka), which would be unusual for an English Midlander. But the timing is about right to  suggest perhaps a French  Huguenot mother expelled from France. 


Lee Bay, Sails Stewart Island Tours


lee bay, stewart island, sails ashore

Lee Bay, Stewart Island, Sails Tours



Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz


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