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System News & Info / Gallery
« on: February 16, 2020, 06:17:26 AM »

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The Hydrofoils / Sydney/Fast Blu
« on: January 03, 2020, 10:22:09 AM »
RHS 160F Fast Blu, ex-Australian Sydney (1985), in action in 2011. Scrapped the following year.

(FABRIZIO PIVARI photo)

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Harbour and River Ferries / Shamrock
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:54:10 AM »
Shamrock (ex Lane Cover River ferry) in Newcastle in 1915 (Bert Lovett collection)

4
The Classic Paddlers / Phantom
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:45:53 AM »
Manly ferry Phantom at Dawes Point (copyright expired). Phantom was the first true Manly ferry.

5
The Small Fleets / Promise
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:43:45 AM »
Promise, 1975 (GKA)

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Harbour and River Ferries / Premier
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:38:25 AM »
Premier

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Harbour and River Ferries / Helen
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:32:09 AM »
Helen (sister to Una) and Lady Denman in 1924, Lane Cove River

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Other Manly fast Ferries / Ocean Adventurer
« on: January 03, 2020, 08:16:13 AM »
INCAT HULL 092 / 33m WAVE PIERCING CATAMARAN

VESSEL TYPE: 33m WAVE PIERCING CATAMARAN

TRADING NAME: OCEAN ADVENTURER

OPERATOR: MY FAST FERRY

REGION: AUSTRALIA

ROUTE/LOCATION: SYDNEY HARBOUR

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System News & Info / Upgrade
« on: January 02, 2020, 03:10:43 PM »
SMF has been upgraded from 2.015 to 2.017

10
People / Captain Michelmore
« on: January 02, 2020, 08:08:05 AM »
Captain Michelmore, Commodore of the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Co on Baragoola in 1928 on his last day. (copyright expired)

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Tugs of Sydney / Washington
« on: January 02, 2020, 08:07:23 AM »
Washington was a tug built in the United Kingdom and owned and operated by Messrs Mitchell and Co. of Sydney.

She arrived in Sydney in 1854 and was immediately offered for sale as a general purpose vessel - although described as a tug she was also noted as a passenger vessel and was equipped with a cargo hold that could carry 23 tons of goods. It wasn't unusual for the early colonial steamers to operate in a multi function role. There is some indication that shortly after her arrival she was operating for a brief time in Melbourne (as a tug). At this time she was the property of Messrs Dove and Oswald and was offered up for sale along with another tug, Hercules. By October 27th she was advertised by Mitchell and Co as "ready to remove any vessel".

The sale description also mentions that she had four state rooms, three water closets (toilets), cushions and seats in the foreward cabin (dimensions 13' x 18' 10" x 6' 6") and was powered by a 120 horsepower engine. As well, she was fittedc with a donkey engine for filling boilers and washing decks.

In the same year she is advertised as running to Watsons Bay (and carrying passengers) as a fill-in for the Victoria which was, at the time, undergoing repairs.

She is listed in 1855 along with seven other steamers as operating in Sydney Harbour and is the only one explicitly referred to as a tug. At this time she was the second largest steamer in the colony; Victoria (a ferry) being several tons heavier.

By 1859 it would appear that she had shifted ports to Newcastle under an arrangement with the government to allow her to operate exclusively for five years. This may not have been succesful however for a year later she was advertised in Sydney as "again available for towage" from the 7th of March.

The last advertisment for the vessel appears in June of 1862 after which no further reference appears.

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First Fleet / Sirius
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:57:15 AM »
Sirius in 1986 at Carrington Slipways (National Archives)

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Localities / Fig Tree Wharf
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:26:15 AM »
Fig Tree Wharf, Lane Cove River, 1903 (copyright expired)

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Localities / Blues Point
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:25:42 AM »
Sydney Ferries Limited's base at Blues Point in 1930 (colloquially known as "Gibraltar" after the property in the same location). (copyright expired). In a few years, most of these ferries would be gone, made obsolete by the bridge.

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The K Class / Kumulla
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:20:51 AM »
Kumulla (Kerry & Co)

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