Courier II (on right)







Courier


Type :
Wooden steam ship
Launched  :
1887
Builder :
J Lynch
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
65 tons
Dimensions :
75.30 x 17.40 x 6.20 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
320
Speed :
unknown

Courier was another of the small boats operating originally on the Watsons Bay & Vaucluse route.

As well as operating as a standard ferry, Courier at one time had a contract with the Pacific & Orient Line to work as a tender to their liners. As such, she was "on call" and oftimes did not operate in her regular service.

When the Watson's Bay company was absorbed by Sydney Ferries Limited she was not included in the sale.

Ultimately the vessel was hulked in 1930.


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