In Keeping with Traditions

Posted by on Sep 25, 2010 in Sumner Lifeboat News | No Comments

By Keith Ingram

Published in Professional Skipper Magazine September/October 2010

The significance of maritime search and rescue at Sumner, a seaside suburb of Christchurch, dates back to the 1840s, making this an important date alongside the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi for our southerners. The little Port Cooper whaling station on Banks Peninsula also had a lifeboat during its tenure until the whaling ceased. read the full article