May, oil engine vessel
When being taken from Whangarei to Auckland for repairs the May stranded at Ohiwa Bay, [Okiwi?] Great Barrier Island during a north-west gale on 3 June, 1914. The two men comprising the crew landed safely but the vessel became a total wreck. The May commanded by G. Bartlett was a cutter-rigged vessel of two tons.
Source: "New Zealand Shipwrecks 200 Years of Disasters at Sea" by Lynton Diggle, Edith Diggle and Keith Gordon. 2007.
National Archives have the following record in their Auckland building-
Thorne, Campbell and Thorne, Barristers and Solicitors, Auckland - "May" Fishing Yacht AK849 - wrecked on Great Barrier Island - remains sold to C N Jensen of Okiwi, Great Barrier. Owner Frederick William Thorne [Casualty Report attached];  George R Bartlett, Mt Eden - "May" Fishing Yacht AK849 - letter to Phillip giving him news of fate of the vessel
Agency BBAO, Series 5544, Box/item 162a, Record 1914/2139
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