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The Wagonga Princess

posted Aug 28, 2015, 3:19 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 3:19 AM ]
Graham Rankin writes:

'While visiting our grand daughter (and her parents) in Canberra we had a lovely break at Narooma on the far south coast of NSW. Whilst enjoying our fish and chips at the aptly named Forsters Bay we spied what could be Nancy's long lost cousin.  The Wagonga Princess was built in Sydney in 1905 of Huon Pine. She was designed as a ferry for Kalimna Guest House at Lakes Entrance in Victoria and was originally called Kalimna.  Interestingly, she is also has electric propulsion, having 16 batteries driving a 48 volt motor.  I couldn't close enough to check, but she appears slightly longer and beamier than Nancy.  She now makes regular three hour cruises on the Wagonga Inlet each weekend.'