CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

In February 2006, five descendants of Captain James C. Leslie together with spouses went to Takaroa to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the shipwreck.

Linda Hutchison (great granddaughter) and her sons
Raul Rathmann (great great grandson) and wife Mikii Cummins
Erik Rathmann (great great grandson)

Barbara Hutchison Seeley (great granddaughter) and husband Mike Seeley and their son
David Seeley (great great grandson) and wife Jamie Malpede

This slideshow includes photos from this visit.


  • TAKAROA TAKAROA
  • TEAVAROA STREET TEAVAROA STREET
  • TEAVAROA STREET TEAVAROA STREET
  • MORMON CHURCH MORMON CHURCH
  • MORMON CHURCH MORMON CHURCH
  • AFTER CHURCH GATHERING AFTER CHURCH GATHERING
  • AFTER CHURCH GATHERING AFTER CHURCH GATHERING
  • LOCAL CHILDREN LOCAL CHILDREN
  • SUPPLY SHIP IN PORT SUPPLY SHIP IN PORT
  • PACIFIC PACIFIC
  • PACIFIC SHORELINE PACIFIC SHORELINE
  • COMING IN FOR A LANDING COMING IN FOR A LANDING
  • THE TERMINAL THE TERMINAL
  • ARRIVING ARRIVING
  • BACK FROM A SOCCER MATCH BACK FROM A SOCCER MATCH
  • AIR TAHITI AIR TAHITI
  • VIEW FROM THE LAGOON VIEW FROM THE LAGOON
  • TURQUOISE WATER TURQUOISE WATER
  • FROM THE SHORE FROM THE SHORE
  • PEACEFUL SETTING PEACEFUL SETTING
  • STORMY SKY STORMY SKY
  • CORAL CORAL
  • SUNSET SUNSET
  • RAUL & ERIK RAUL & ERIK
  • THE COLOR OF CORAL THE COLOR OF CORAL
  • CORAL CORAL
  • NOT EASY TO WALK ON NOT EASY TO WALK ON
  • LINDA EXPLORES LINDA EXPLORES
  • SURFLINE SURFLINE
  • SHORELINE SHORELINE
  • SEARCHING FOR SHELLS SEARCHING FOR SHELLS
  • VAST REEF VAST REEF
  • TREKKING BACK TO THE PENSION TREKKING BACK TO THE PENSION
  • POERANGI BOATS POERANGI BOATS
  • RESTAURANT RESTAURANT
  • RESTAURANT RESTAURANT
  • WALL CARVING WALL CARVING
  • RESTAURANT RESTAURANT
  • PRIVATE RESIDENCE PRIVATE RESIDENCE
  • PENSION COTTAGE PENSION COTTAGE
  • PENSION COTTAGE PENSION COTTAGE
  • PENSION COTTAGES PENSION COTTAGES
  • PENSION COTTAGE PENSION COTTAGE
  • PENSION COTTAGE PENSION COTTAGE
  • PENSION COTTAGE PENSION COTTAGE
  • NEARBY COTTAGE NEARBY COTTAGE
  • DOCK DOCK
  • DOCK DOCK
  • LAGOON VIEW LAGOON VIEW
  • LAGOON BEACH LAGOON BEACH
  • OFFSHORE OFFSHORE
  • PRIVATE RESIDENCE PRIVATE RESIDENCE
  • SUNSET SUNSET
  • NIGHTFALL NIGHTFALL
  • ELEANOR ELEANOR
  • JACQUES JACQUES
  • TYPICAL PEARL FARM TYPICAL PEARL FARM
  • THE HAUL THE HAUL
  • OYSTER BASKET OYSTER BASKET
  • SHUCKING SHUCKING
  • CLEANING CLEANING
  • THE PEARL! THE PEARL!
  • BOUYS BOUYS
  • BOUYS BOUYS
  • COLORFUL NETS COLORFUL NETS
  • NETS ON SHORE NETS ON SHORE
  • RESTING ON SHORE RESTING ON SHORE
  • STARBOARD LIST STARBOARD LIST
  • COMMANDING PRESENCE COMMANDING PRESENCE
  • THE STERN THE STERN
  • GAPING HOLES GAPING HOLES
  • TOPSIDE TOPSIDE
  • TOPSIDE TOPSIDE
  • SOLEMN CATHEDRAL SOLEMN CATHEDRAL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • INSIDE THE HULL INSIDE THE HULL
  • BURIED BURIED
  • ANCHOR CHAIN ANCHOR CHAIN
  • ANCHOR CHAIN ANCHOR CHAIN
  • AN ANCHOR IS NOW AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE AN ANCHOR IS NOW AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE
  • STARBOARD SIDE STARBOARD SIDE courtesy Robert Wilson
  • MIKE WITH HALYARD IN HAND MIKE WITH HALYARD IN HAND
  • ERIK MONKEYING AROUND ERIK MONKEYING AROUND
  • ERIK & DAVE ERIK & DAVE
  • DAVE ENJOYING A MORNING SWIM DAVE ENJOYING A MORNING SWIM
  • BARBARA RELAXING BARBARA RELAXING
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