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On the way to the Town Wharf ? the long jetty with the blue buildings where the dolphin cruise boats depart ? you will walk past the former Weighbridge Building. It is rather a small building sitting right above the water at the base of the wharf. It houses a gift and souvenir shop now.
In the early days the Weighbridge Building was needed because most goods were shipped in and out of Akaroa by sea. So in 1910 this roughcast building was erected, with a Marseilles tile roof. It housed the wharfinger?s office. Its predecessor was described as a dirty, rotten shack.
The weighbridge was removed after World War II. Although fishing boats were still using the Town Wharf most goods were transported on the road by that time.
Address: Beach Road
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