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Pride of the Murray

Built in 1924 by Murray River Sawmills, The Pride of the Murray commenced life as an outrigger barge and is 82 feet 6 inches long and 16 feet wide, with a depth of about 5 feet. She was named C24, a number which can still be seen at the bow of the boat immediately under the deck. C24 was used used in the construction of the new bridge at Barmah, a small riverside township located in the world's largest redeem forest.

She was towed upstream to Barmah by the Oscar W under the charge of Captain Paddy hogg and was let go to drift downstream with the current, steered by a chain dragged from the stern.

At the end of her working life as a barge, instead of mooring her adjacent to where the Moama Centenary Wharf is now located (the usual place for all Echuca barges). C24 was left on the Victorian side of the river just upstream of the Echuca Moama bridge. In 1973 restoration was commenced and the C24 barge was refloated from the Echuca wharf slipway in 1977 as The Pride of the Murray.

The Pride claims a proud title: of the many boats originally built in Echuca, she along with the PS Pevensey and PS Adelaide, still operate from their home port.

All children have the opportunity to steer the Paddlesteamer and receive a Free Skippers Certificate. 

Private Charters - The Pride of the Murray is perfect for group gatherings being fully Air Conditioned and space for 95 guests cocktail style or 65 for seated dinner. Private charters offer very reasonable rates which allow route, duration, meals and other services to be tailored to your preferences. For availability and a personalised quote please call us on 03-54825244 or email us. 

Please visit our website and view Weekly Cruise Schedule for the current boat schedule - you can also now book and pay online for your convenience. 

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Address: 57 Murray Esp, Echuca
Phone: 03 5482 5244