Psyche/The New Era/Drummoyne

Psyche/The New Era/Drummoyne

Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
Builder :
Allen & Ward
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
42 tons
Dimensions :
72.40 x 17.20 x 6.60 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
Speed :

Psyche was originally owned By John Watson who operated her on the Annandale & Balmain routes. She eventually passed into ownership of the Balmain New Ferry Company after the amalgamation of the various Balmain services in the late 1800's. It was at this time (1898) she was renamed to "The New Era" (possibly an indication of the new company's high hopes for their ferry services).

In 1907 she was renamed again, this time to "Drummoyne".

After the takeover of the BNFC by Sydney Ferries Ltd, she does not appear to have survived for too much longer. She was broken up or hulked by 1924.