Kulgoa






Kulgoa

Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1904
Builder :
W M Ford Junior
Berry's Bay, NSW
Gross weight :
338 tons
Dimensions :
140.30 x 31.60 x 10.70 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
1255
Speed :
12 knots

At the time she was built, Kulgoa was the largest inner harbour ferry. She managed to survive the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932 and was modified in 1935 with a higher bridge. This allowed her to be used to follow the then-poular yacht races with a large number of passengers. The high flying bridge allowed her master to see over the crowds.

Kulgoa did not manage to survive the reformation of the harbour fleet in the early 1950's. She was broken up in 1952.


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