Courier I





Courier

Type :
Wooden paddlewheel steam ship
Launched  :
1865
Builder :
unknowns
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
19 tons
Dimensions :
71.90 x 10.50 x 5.00 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
unknown

The first Sydney ferry to hold the name Courier was built for Eyde Manning's Parrramatta River service and operated this route as part of a fleet of around fifteen vessels. This was the first serious attempt to provide a regular, reliable service between Sydney Cove and Queen's Wharf at Parramatta.

She was eventually sold to John Watson and may have spent her final years working the Balmain area.

She was broken up in 1886.


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