Lady Linda






Lady Linda

Type :
Wooden motor vessel
Launched  :
1906
Builder :
Joseph Dent
Huskisson, NSW
Gross weight :
13 tons
Dimensions :
43.50 x 10.20 x 3.70 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
80
Speed :
7 knots

Lady Linda was a small vessel original built for the Balmain New Ferry Company. She could more accurately be described as a motor launch and was hired as such after 1917 when Sydney Ferries Ltd absorbed the Balmain company.

There is some doubt that she ever operated as a ferry at all. Due to her shallow draft she would have been suitable on the upper reaches of the Lane Cove River - an area the Balmain company did operate in.

She was withdrawn from service in 1934 and broken up in the same year, yet another victim of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


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