Leichhardt






Leichhardt

Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1886
Builder :
J Pashley
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
68 tons
Dimensions :
76.00 x 18.20 x 6.20 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
370
Speed :
unknown

Leichhardt was originally owned by the Balmain Steam Ferry Company and later by the Balmain New Ferry Company.

She worked the Balmain-Hunters Hill- Gladesville-Lane Cove route for her entire life.

On the evening of 6th June, 1916, Leichhardt was tied up at the company base in Waterview Bay (later Mort's Bay and eventually the base of Sydney Ferries Ltd and then Sydney Ferries Corporation). She was tied in tandem with her running mate Daphne when both ships caught fire. Both vessels were a write-off and were not rebuilt.


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