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Written by Richard Edmondson, Northern News   
Monday, 26 April 2010

FORMER FERRY: The SS Minerva near Howick in the early 1900s when it ferried passengers and cargo between Auckland and Clevedon.

Plans to restore the SS Minerva are supported by Northland's biggest marine tourism operator.

Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands says steam boat excursions would bring more visitors to the bay.

"The steam train and potentially the steam vessel will add new and diverse products which will only enhance the destination," says InterCity Bay of Islands manager Charles Parker.

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