TheGreyPilgrim writes: The Venture II, aka Manuia, left the Evans Bay wharf near PJ’s Wellington Studio yesterday and was scuttled in Cook Strait. A sad day for the old vessel which has been slowly dismantled for scrap over the last few weeks. The wharf now looks a tad bare with the Manuia gone – no more happy reminder of King Kong as I drive home each day! More..