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Nancy is a Derwent [and Huon] River ferry built in 1917 by AA 'Tucker' Abel, a well known boat builder in Hobart, Tasmania who specialised in motor launches. Nancy operated as a ferry [and as a flying boat tender] on the Derwent River for almost 40 years until at least the 1950s.' Martin Krynen has completed a major restoration of the Nancy, and in act of wonderful generosity has gifted her to the Living Boat Trust. Read all about it at http://bit.ly/1oyLq0j . The Nancy will be an ideal excursion boat for exploring the Huon estuary and the lower reaches of the river.



Nancy News

  • Minutes from Nancy Fanciers Meeting 9th October See http://bit.ly/2xuuoaG
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:17 PM by Richard Forster
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting Monday 3rd October, 6pm There is a meeting to discuss all things 'Nancy' at the shed on Monday 9th October at 6pm.  For a draft agenda see http://bit.ly/2xqR4IM Pic from Brian ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2017, 2:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting Minutes These minutes (from Monday April 3d) can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2nQIwI7
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers Meeting, Monday April 3rd At the shed, lets say 6pm.  The agenda is largely open at this stage: send your suggestions to sec@lbt.org.au.  Brian Marriott has submitted the following two:1 ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:20 PM by Posts Editor
  • Big opportunity for Nancy The 'Yukon' will be away from Franklin from the 20-27 February, and Ea and David want Nancy to 'pick up the slack, taking the out the tourists who would ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 12:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Nancy Fanciers meeting Monday 3rd October At the shed at 5.30pm.  See the agenda: http://bit.ly/2dItu5z
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 12:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy on the slip - now Thursday 6th We've deferred the slipping of Nancy from Tuesday to Thursday because of the weather forecast. It was looking decidedly uncomfortable, both for getting her to and onto the slip ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 12:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy on the slip - crew required Nancy is booked onto the slip on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th OctoberBut we need help to get there and back.We plan to leave Franklin at 07:00 on ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 11:14 PM by Richard Forster
  • Busy October for Nancy coming up The season is starting with a bang. First there is Seniors' Week. The entry in the COTA advertising magazine has the following entry.RIVER CRUISE ABOARD ‘NANCY’ Living Boat Trust ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 10:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Thanks of committee At its last meeting the LBT committee reviewed the work done over the last several months to install the new batteries in Nancy, and the changes in procedure proposed to ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 3:01 AM by Posts Editor
  • Installation of new batteries for Nancy Brian Marriot writes:  'Just letting people know where we're at with the changeover of the batteries on Nancy. In summary, she is serviceable and can take tours but there ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2016, 3:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Australia Day Crew Tuesday 26th January Brian Pain will be skippering Nancy on this day from 10.30am to 2.00pm, taking people out on short joyrides on the river from the rowing ways.  We need ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2016, 1:57 PM by Posts Editor
  • Passenger Manifest Jackie has asked that the manifest be stamped by the Wooden Boat Centre when they collect passenger payments.  This will make reconciliation of the books easier.  A note has been ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2016, 1:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billing the customers In future all payments for tours are to be made at the Wooden Boat Centre, which is now open on Sundays ( a Nancy tour day).  This will allow customers to ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 2:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Calling all Nancy Fanciers (to the Huon Show) The Huon Show (next Saturday 14th November) will be an ideal opportunity for marketing 'Nancy'.  If you can help out please call Richard on 04977 86572 or send an email ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2015, 9:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tour cancellations Cancelling a tour is, in the parlance of today, a 'captain's call', and they will have to organise notifying passengers and crew.  There is a 'Cancel Tour' form which ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2015, 6:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Bookings Calendar We are now well into Seniors Week, which has been an opportunity to test some of our systems.    All our bookings are recorded in the 'Nancy Calendar', which can be ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 2:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Pics Andrew Wilson has done a photo shot for Franklin Waterfront publicity, in which Nancy features along with other waterfront organisations and businesses.  He has forwarded to us some very nice ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 5:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Slipping Nancy On Monday 5th October Martin Riddle is taking Nancy down to the Huon Yacht Club slip, round the corner from Shipwright's Point, tucked in close to the big Port ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 12:34 AM by Posts Editor
  • Power to the Nancy For those who missed the item in the main LBT news column of the power point being  affixed to the dinghy shed here are the pics.  What a beautiful site ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2015, 8:44 PM by Posts Editor
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