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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Sylvan Cove, Shipbuilders Cove, Cooks Arm & Seal Creek

This group of names are perhaps the most confusing, as the original names have all been moved "one step to the left" and so for clarity I have grouped all on one page

Sylvan Cove …..   A descriptive name, appears on William Stewarts chart of 1809

renamed in 1850 on the Acheron survey to

Shipbuilders Cove


South Arm …….  appears on William Stewarts chart of 1809, and appears to encompass right to the head of the arm

the cove at the head of South Arm renamed on the 1850 Acheron survey to

Sylvan Cove


Seal Creek …….  appears on William Stewarts chart of 1809,

renamed on the 1850 Acheron survey to

Cooks Arm  …… named for William Cook, a shipbuilder resident here in the late 1820’s


seal creek and cooks arm, port pegasus, sails tours

Seal Creek is on the upper left, and Cooks shipyard to the upper right

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Bald Cone, with Shipbuilders Cove to the right

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Looking up South Arm to Sylvan Cove

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