A Second Wind

A Second Wind is a photo book about the coal-fired steam tug William C. Daldy (Daldy) and its volunteers. Built in 1935 in Renfrew, Scotland for the Auckland Harbour Board, the Daldy retired in 1977 as one of the last coal-fired tugs in the world.

She was saved from being turned into reinforcing rods, and bought for one dollar by a tug master and his friend. They founded the William C. Daldy Preservation Society Inc., and together with other volunteers revitalised her. Thanks to them the Daldy is still sailing in the Auckland waters of New Zealand.

A Second Wind is a dialogue between found, historical images, spanning many years, and the photographer’s own images taken during the months August, September, October of 2012.