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Put Put (or Rugen) Harbour is a totally protected enclosure offering perfect security in any weather. There is a Catholic operated timber mill on one side and a Seventh Day Adventist School on the other.

Opposite: Views of Put Put (or Rugen) Harbour, east New Britain. 1 Approaching the entrance which is narrow but deep with obvious settlement to starboard. 2 The entrance from the recommended anchorage inside the harbour. 3 The wharf at the Seventh Day Adventist School. 4 These leading beacons keep a vessel in the best water when entering the harbour.

Approaching Put Put (or Rugen) Harbour from the south-east. The entrance is behind the headland arrowed.

PUT PUT HARBOUR (Rugen Harbour) A superb, calm, weather proof harbour, Put Put lies on New Britain to the north west of English and Irish Cove. The entrance is deep but narrow, keeping the navigator and helmsman on their toes to find it without being driven too far north by the strong trade wind. Those, who might use Indura Islet, to the south, as a landfall are advised that it has eroded away until now it is only a reef.

The harbour has a Catholic Church-owned logging camp on its north shore and a Seventh Day Adventist primary school towards its south western corner. There is also a large Seventh Day Adventist settlement at Kambudu to the south and which is connected by road to the primary school. The whole area is connected by dirt road to Rabaul, the capital of New Britain.

Of interest, but of little consequence, Put Put Harbour's beacons are colours green to port and red to starboard. Exactly why this is so I cannot say but they are maintained well so presumably the authorities are aware of the error. Because the beacons sit on fringing reefs with no chance of a passage to the other side the visitor should not find this error a problem.

The entrance leading beacons are white triangles.

Anchorage can be taken anywhere in the harbour except near the entrance where logging ships lie. The best anchorage is where shown on the large scale map.

Those interested in old machinery will be rewarded by a row ashore to where the map shows an old German Timber Mill. Two ancient steam engines will be found sitting on concrete blocks amidst the coconut palms.

Area E, which starts on page 181 shows anchorage along the east and north coast of New Britain which is the largest island in Papua New Guinea after the mainland.

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