1981 Ferries scrapped & buried; Toroa rescued

Ferries The Peregrine, Makora, Takapuna and the vehicular ferry Korea scrapped.  The ferries were stripped of engines and fittings, cut down to the lower deck line and sunk in the mud in St Marys Bay.  Mud was dredged and pumped into the reclamation which was to become a car park and boat ramp in the Auckland Harbour Board’s Westhaven development scheme.