- Coastal Runs - NSW, Gippsland's Steamers, New South Wales, Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - Victoria, The Steamers of Port Phillip Bay, VictoriaThe paddle steamer PS 'Avon' was built in by T Wingate in Glasgow, Scotland in 1867. She was a sleek, graceful, two masted, sea going vessel of 100 ft (30.48 m) in length with an 18 ft (5.5 m) beam. She was shipped to Melbourne in sections where she was assembled by HJ McGee, in that very same year...1867
- Coastal Runs - NSW, Coastal Runs - SA, New South Wales, North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - South Australia, South AustraliaThe 'Australian' was an iron passenger & cargo steamer, built by the Gourlay Bros, in Dundee, Scotland. In her 33 years of service, she assumed five owners. The 'Australian' was powered by a compound, coal-fired engine. Her first few years were spent mainly transporting timber along the northern New South Wales coast. Details once she left this coastline are sketchy...1879
- Coastal Runs - NSW, Coastal Runs - QLD, Coastal Runs - VIC, Gippsland's Steamers, New South Wales, Queensland, Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - Queensland, Shipping - Victoria, The Steamers of Port Phillip Bay, VictoriaThe SS 'Charlotte Fenwick' was a propeller driven screw steamer, built in Sydney by Walter Macfarlane Ford Snr., a legendary boat builder of Berrys Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales; for a Mr John Fenwick, who named the steamer after his wife, Charlotte...1883
- The SS 'Bellinger' was launched on the 10th of May 1902, at Tuncurry, NSW. At the launch ceremony, she was christened 'Bellinger' by Mrs. Josephine Blaiklock (nee Wright), a daughter of the owner and builder - John Wright. Whilst the first SS 'Bellinger' was not formally engaged by the North Coast Steam Navigation Co., it was her replacement that was acquired when the North Coast Steam Navigation Company merged with Allan Taylor & Company, in 1920, noting that the entities continued to operate their fleets under their respective names after the merger...1902
- The machinery, which was built by Chapman and Co. of Sydney, consists of engine (twin screw) with compound surfacing condensing cylinders 10 x 20 x 14 inch stroke. The boiler is a marine type, 10 ft long and 11 ft diameter. The shafts are fitted with Gyler's patent sand excluders, steam windlass, and steam steering gear. She is fitted with a McFarlane steam winch. The gear for handling is of the latest type...1915
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