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PS Pevensey

PS Pevensey

The PS Pevensey was originally built as a barge in 1910, and was then converted into a paddlesteamer 1911. She was built in Moama for Permewan Wright & Co, one of the largest ship owners on the river. Powered by a 20 horse power twin high pressure steam engine, the Pevensey is a large capacity cargo / two boat and was capable of carrying 120 tons in giant holds. In 1932 she was almost destroyed by fire at Koraleigh Landing below Nyah, but was rebuilt in 1933-35 at Morgan, South Australia. In 1939 she ran a regular cargo run between Morgan and Mildura before becoming redundant and being tied up at Mildura. In 1973 the Echuca City Council purchased her from the Collins brothers and steamed her back to Echuca. In 1975 she was slipped at Moama and completely restored. She now operates from the Port of Echuca and was used in the mini series 'All The Rivers Run' playing the PS Philadelphia.

Book your cruise on the PS Pevensey today on 1800 804 446.

'All the Rivers Run' is available from the Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre, please call 1800 804 446.

Address: Kotta Station, 30 Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Phone: 03 5481 2832 or 0408 341 224
Website: www.echucapaddlesteamers.net.au

 

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