Gannett







Gannett


Type :
Wooden steam ship
Launched  :
1883
Builder :
H Piper
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
45 tons
Dimensions :
65.20 x 15.00 x 6.00 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
250
Speed :
unknown

Gannet originally operated on the Parramatta route along with her partners Cygnet, Halcyon & Pheasant.

In 1888 her original owner (C Jeanneret) sold the fleet and run to the Parramatta River Steamers & Tramway Company Ltd. They continued to operate the ferries along the Parramatta River.

In 1885, along with Florrie, she was leased to a Neutral Bay developer (Patrick Hayes) who operated both vessels on a short lived North Shore Service.

By 1900 she had been sold to Sydney Ferries.

Although she was registered as Gannett, during her career her nameplate was mis-spelt as Gannet.

Her ultimate fate is unknown.


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