13th August, 2007
I've been a little slack lately (sorry)! This has
been due to a move, however,
there's a few updates being done thanks to Graeme Andrews providing me
with some material on some of the older ferries, plus some an update to
lady Cutler restoration page.
17th June, 2007
The new site is rapidly being filled. Two major
categories are still to be done - Private Fleets & Harbour
The new forums are open (and the old ones are now closed). The new
forums have a gallery attached, be sure to visit it and upload your own
In the 'Special Pages' we have our first entry. It's a blog that
details the progress being made in the restoration of the Lady Cutler.
08th June, 2007
Work on the site is progressing well, I'm slowly making my way through
the post-1880 harbour ferries (the largest category of 'em all).
There will be a special "feature" page on the Lady Cutler this weekend
coming - there is an enormous amount of current material coming in from
her owners. It's great to see that one of the harbours' ferries is
being looked after & put back into service - the last year has been
seriously dismal for Sydney's ferries - Kooleen scrapped, Lady Street
scrapped, Lady Chelmsford nearly sinking & Lady Wakehurst now layed
up with a cloud on her future. North Head is now permanently grounded
in Cairns - although conservation work has begun we cannot help but
note that she has deteriorated badly & her last owner did much
damage to her interior fittings, engines & fabrics. And then before
selling her off, raped as much of her fittings as he could. And last
but certainly not least, my favourite Manly ferry - Baragoola - still
lies decaying & forlorn at Balls Head.