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Manly (I)


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1874
Builder :
Bower and Drake
Pyrmont, NSW
Gross :
89 tons
Dimensions :
101.40 x 17.70 x 8.20 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
300
Speed :
unknown

The first ferry to go by the name Manly. (although not the first vessel on the harbour of that name).

Manly was a wooden hulled screw steamship. As such,  she was the first vessel to ply the Manly route that was equipped with a screw, all her running mates were paddlewheelers. Her main use was as a tug although she was also run as a weekend excursion boat.

She only operated until 1879 as a ferry being sold in that year to Australian United Steam Navigation Company. AUSN then used her as a tug and a lighter until she was broken up in 1906.


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