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PS Adelaide 150th Birthday - Port of Echuca Heritage Day

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join in fun for the whole family while we celebrate PS Adelaide's 150th Birthday.

When:  Saturday 24 September 
Time: 10am-7pm
Where: Port of Echuca and Hopwood Gardens

What's On:
Free entry into the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre 
L'il Me Markets
Live Entertainment
Steam Displays & Vintage Cars
Steam Train Rides (see below)
Paddle steamer sail past with commentary
Magnificent fireworks display

For more information visit

PS Adelaide

Built at Echuca, PS Adelaide is the oldest wooden hulled paddle steamer still operating in the world!

Built in 1866 the Adelaide was originally fitted out to accommodate passengers on the run from Echuca to Albury. In 1873 she was refitted as logging steamers and her semi circular paddle boxes were replaced by square ones. Owned by Murray River Sawmills, she towed barges to the Barmah Forest where they were loaded and drifted back downstream to Echuca. She left town briefly during the 1950's but later was brought back to Echuca as a community effort in 1960. 1964 saw her lifted from the water and put to rest in Echuca's Hopwood Gardens, where she lay for 20 years. However, in 1980 restoration commenced and she was recommissioned in 1985.

View our webcam situated on the Echuca Wharf overlooking the Murray River and check out the paddlesteamer action now! Take control of the camera and look down to your left, the Adelaide is

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