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Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood

J. and J. Mclean's Boat Shed (Late W. Aitken)

J. and J. Mclean's Boat Shed (Late W. Aitken)

Was established 1875, and is situated on Cambridge Terrace West, between Montreal-street and the bathing-shed.

Here boats with every accommodation are on hire, and boats are built to order and repairs neatly executed. New and second-hand boats and oars are for sale. The shed is open on moonlight nights, so that visitors and those who cannot spare time during the day may enjoy the luxury of a moonlight row.

Strangers visiting Christchurch should not leave it without taking a trip up our beautiful river, whose sylvan scenery makes page 203an impression on all who witness it. The river, winding among banks fringed with shrubs and overhanging willows, and taking in its course the Government Gardens, whose curator (Mr Armstrong) loses no chance of exhibiting the taste and skill for which he is so noted, makes an hour or two spent in this way a pleasant memory for years.

J. and J. McLean, having gone to a large outlay in order to develope this beautiful recreation for the public, would urge upon those whose occupations are sedentary the advantages derived from boating exercise, and as it is one of the most beneficial to health, it should be cultivated.

All kinds of boats of the best build and description, viz.— pleasure boats for parties, canoes, skiffs (with approved sliding-seats), and attendants, who may be relied upon, can be hired from J. and J. McLean, who solicit the patronage of the general public.