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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Mason Bay Islands

Moutere Mitini  …… “The Lapping of the Sea at the Island”.. The outer island of the group

Earnest Island …… Most Maps carry the name “Earnest Islands”, although it seems not known as to why, or who named them. Also quite confusing, as there is an Earnest Island outside the south Entrance of Port Pegasus

Mason (Bay) Islands ….. Again there is some doubt as who Mason was, although there is some claim that it was after George Mason, an early sealer.

If I had to choose I would opt for Mason Bay Islands to avoid confusion, as there is another Earnest Island off Port Pegasus.

You may notice the mapping engine I use has Colyers and Coopers Island listed. I would treat those with a very large grain of salt

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



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