Transit







Transit


Type :
Wooden paddlewheel steamer
Launched  :
1866
Builder :
J Milson
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
69 tons
Dimensions :
80.50 x 17.00 x 6.00
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
unknown

Just 22 years after the failed Princess had pioneered the service, the aptly named Transit began operating the first succesful vehicular carrying service across the harbour. She operated in this role for over 20 years, only being replaced when bigger vessels were introduced on to the route.

In the 1890's she was converted into a pontoon and was finally broken up in 1900.



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