Largest Paddle Steamer Collection in the World - Port of Echuca
Date of Record: Jul 2013
The Port of Echuca is home to the largest Paddle Steamer collection in the world, which includes the world's oldest operating wooden hulled paddle steamer, the PS Adelaide built in 1866.
There are several historic vessels operating out of Echuca on a daily commercial basis such as PS Pevensey (built 1911), PS Adelaide (built 1866) operating from the wharf and the PS Emmylou (built 1980 with a steam engine in use from 1906), PS Canberra (built 1913) and PV Pride of the Murray (built 1924 as a logging barge "C24") operating from Riverboat Dock, a short distance downstream from the main wharf.
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