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Introduce Yourself / Re: Paddle Newbie
« Last post by Eddy Matthews on July 26, 2021, 04:48:35 AM »
Sorry, It's probably me, but I can't seem to find anything in an archive section or on that date.  Any links please?  Thanks  Gordon;sa=view;id=68

Introduce Yourself / Re: Paddle Newbie
« Last post by on July 26, 2021, 02:41:43 AM »
Sorry, It's probably me, but I can't seem to find anything in an archive section or on that date.  Any links please?  Thanks  Gordon
Introduce Yourself / Re: Paddle Newbie
« Last post by on July 26, 2021, 02:33:00 AM »
That's great, thanks!  I'll have a look there.


Preserved Paddle Ships / Re: PS Enterprise- question for australian members
« Last post by John S on July 20, 2021, 05:01:03 PM »
If passengers cannot be carried why not revert to towing a period looking barge fitted with suitable seating, not much different then to railway transport or an open top single deck bus. John
Research / Re: Rail & river rates wars, C19th Australia
« Last post by Roderick Smith on July 20, 2021, 12:09:54 PM »
This photo of PS Ulonga was on the Australian War Memorial website.
It was carrying Japanese prisoners of war.
There was a pow camp near Cobdogla (SA), and the museum there has many photos and displays of that era.
I'm not sure if there were other river sites: others were near railways.

Research / Darling River (Australia)
« Last post by Roderick Smith on July 20, 2021, 11:56:10 AM »
The Darling going dry has been a raging political argument for a few years, with a massive fish kill hitting headlines.
One photo from the articles show PS Nile stranded on a dry river years earlier.
It isn't preserved, so have it in research.

OCTOBER 31 2020 National Museum's 1878 paddle steamer to return soon to the lake Megan Doherty
Paddle Steamer Enterprise hopes to be back in action soon.
The National Museum of Australia hopes to have its historic paddle steamer churning through the waters of Lake Burley Griffin again by as early as next week.
The 1878 paddle steamer Enterprise has been waylaid at the jetty of the museum for the past 10 months, unable to operate because of bushfire smoke and then the coronavirus.
New maritime laws have also strengthened safety rules and forced the museum to seek, for the first time, a manager to oversee the maritime operations of the vessel and help update the training of volunteers who would continue to crew it.
The museum's head of collection care and management, Linda Byrne, said the dedicated volunteers were mostly elderly, and the interior of the vessel was cramped and not made for 21st century social distancing, which had forced a stop to the regular cruises around the lake.
The National Museum's head of Collection Care and Management Linda Byrne with senior large technology conservator Nathan Pharaoh and large technology conservator Craig Webb this week with the 1878 Paddle Steamer Enterprise. Picture: Megan Doherty
The paddle steamer, run by a wood-fired boiler, is originally from Echuca, on the Murray River, and is one of oldest working paddle steamers in the world.
Senior large technology conservator Nathan Pharaoh said the vessel had been part of the museum collection since 1984, restored in Echuca before being moved to its new home on the lake in 1988.
"Throughout its life, it was used to pull barges up and down the Murray, mainly for wool trade," he said.
"It was also used as a hawker, which is basically a shop. It's been a fishing vessel, it's been a private residence, it's been a showboat. It's mainly been continuously operating since 1878."
Ms Byrne said modern-day maritime legislation had been updated and the museum was trying to navigate its way through it, with the help of the new manager, securing an exemption to get that done.
"Vessels of this age don't really fit neatly into that [legislation]," she said.
Cruises for the public were not practical because only nine people could be on the paddle steamer at a time, six of whom had to be crew.
Ms Byrne said the museum was implementing COVID-safe practices so the public could enjoy static displays of the paddle steamer, which could dock at different locations around the lake, especially during large events.
It was also keen to attract more volunteers to ensure the paddle steamer could be used into the future.
She hoped the paddle steamer could be again a fixture on the lake as early as next week.
One photo was a repeat of an earlier one, posted earlier in this thread.
Attached is the second.  201031Sa-'CanberraTimes'-PS_Enterprise
Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: 2021 Floods in Europe
« Last post by Hankwilliams on July 16, 2021, 07:21:45 PM »
Thanks very much for your posts, Damian and Derek.

Yes, this is a real tragic nature cathastrope. Special the area beside the Rhine river is stricken. Yesterday I had a phone call with the neigbors of my mothers house in Wesseling, Rhine river (since beginning of the year she is living in old age asylum near our home in Münsingen). But fortunately her house is not damaged or wet.
Until yet, the spring and summer in Germany was very wet and cold, we see only a few sunny days.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Paddle Newbie
« Last post by Walter Snowdon on July 16, 2021, 06:46:49 PM »
Further to above , I posted the article Feb 14th 2005 on page 20 of the plans/ articles pages. regards, Walter.
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