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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Port Pegasus

Pikihatiti …..  


Port South  …… From Owen Smiths exploration of the East Coast of Stewart Island in 1804

Southern Port …… Named by Captn Chase of the sealer “Pegasus”, in 1809, unaware of the previous name

Port Somes …… for the Deputy Governor of the first new Zealand Company, whose first two ships made landfall here in 1826

Port Pegasus ….. Mate of the “Pegasus” was William Stewart, who on the voyage of 1809 did extensive mapping of the East side of Stewart Island, including a detail chart of Port Pegasus. first published in the Oriental Navigator in 1816. The name “Port Pegasus” was bestowed by the publishers.

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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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