A barque is a solely wind powered, 3-masted vessel, square-rigged on fore and main masts, and fore-and aft on the mizzen.

COROMANDEL was an 849 ton barque built Glasgow in 1875 for John Fairlie of Glasgow. Emmigrants were brought to NZ under charter to Shaw Savill Co. After 7 voyages she was sold to NZ owners in 1884 and then used for intercolonial trade. When retired from that she suffered damage and sunk at the Railway Wharf in Wellington where she lay on her side on the bottom for 12 months. Refloated by Mr Thmas Carmichael, a contractor and converted to a coal hulk which worked Wellington for many years.







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