It’s taken several heavy duty moving trucks, five days and more than $1 million to remove a 153-year-old shipwreck from a West Auckland beach. The Daring, a schooner uncovered by shifting sands at Muriwai Beach in May, was successfully removed, fully intact, by the Daring Rescue Team on December 12.  “It’s a beautiful piece of work,” Paul said. “The Daring was made in an earlier era of boat building, and it is the only kind probably in the world that is still fully intact.”

An intact boot, along with coins, a cup, clay pipes and multiple wine bottle caps dating back to the 19th century were all found on the ship.