Mortlake - Putney Punt







Mortlake - Putney Punt


Type :
Steel punt (x2)
Launched  :
unknown
Builder :
unknown
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Gross weight :
unknown
Dimensions :
unknown
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
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The Mortlake to Putney Punt is the last vehicular punt operating on the Parramatta River.

The punt went in to operation in 1925 and crosses the Parramatta River from Hilly Street,  Mortlake to Pellisier Road, Putney. It is free to travel on and the trip takes about five minutes.

There are currently two punts operating, one being smaller and held as a reserve vessel for when the larger punt is out of operations.

The service began operations  for the express purpose of allowing employees at the Australian Gaslight Company (AGL) who lived on the northern side of Parramatta River to reach their workplace in Mortlake. As such, it has played a significant part in the development of the local economy and industry. Today, the Mortlake ferry service is of social value to the local community as a leisurely means of crossing the river at this point. It is part of the Parramatta River landscape and is a picturesque and quaint component of the transport infrastructure of Sydney.



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