Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Darling Harbour, ferry

The S.S. South Steyne is a former Sydney Ferry that is now berthed next to Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour. The 70 metres long steamship is the world's largest operational steam ferry. It was built in Leith, Scotland for the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company in 1938 and was in service between Manly and Circular Quay for over 36 years. It was restored in 1987 and is now used as a floating restaurant.

21 comments:

  1. That is one huge restaurant! Looks like a fun place to eat.

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  2. that is one long steam ferry, im glad it was restored.

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  3. Interesting history. And, I agree -- that's one big floating restaurant!

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  4. Many a time I have been on that, it was the best. we even went out through the heads and up the coast on it one day.(many moons ago)

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  5. That looks like something from another time. Great photo.

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  6. nice to have dinner and a show there or corporate function like christmas party... I've watched the manpower there one time lol

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  7. Looks like a nice place for a meal as long as the food is good.

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  8. Wow that's a huge ferry, no match for our ferry here!

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  9. I wonder how many times I travelled to manly on that one when i lived there in 1962. I'm glad that it has been kept.

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  10. THat is a beautiful ferry ship. Good they use it for a restaurant now. Must be nice to eat there.
    Have a nice day

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  11. I miss her, used to love going across to Manly on the big old ferries with all the open decks. Its just not the same on the new ones. At least they didn't scuttle her.

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  12. Magnificent! What an interesting history. Your pictures are fantastic! :)
    Betty

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  13. History seem to be interesting, lovely place and floating restaurant sound nice.

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  14. I love the varieties of blues and greens in this photo.

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  15. We've been there! Brings back fond memories...

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