Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Pyrmont Bay, ferry wharf

The Pyrmont Bay Wharf is located beside the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The Charlotte is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1985, which is part of the Sydney Ferries fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Charlotte, after one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

39 comments:

  1. The Charlotte is looking just fine and quite sea-worthy! We have a ferry in my area but I always think of Seattle when I see ferries.

    Nice photo!
    Genie

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  2. Nice ferry - it looks very well-maintained, and it would be a fun way to tour the harbour. Interesting too about how it acquired its name.

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  3. Don't know that I've actually ever "ferried" anywhere - unless you count the boat we took to see Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Does look like a nice way to get from one place to another. Like the buildings in the background as well.

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  4. Ah! Charlotte has a historical link to the ferry fleet much the same as Hornet does to the U.S. Navy.

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  5. That's an impressive boat! I can't wait to take a car ferry in October on a short family vacation!

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  6. This vessel looks like a hard worker with a pretty name and charm that our car pushing BC Ferries don’t possess.

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  7. Enjoyed seeing another sight from your country. This makes a great showing for Outdoor Wednesday.

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  8. I imagine there would be a fresh seafood store close by?
    Watery Wednesday

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  9. Neat little ferry and a nice photo. I was on the Seattle, WA ferries recently and they are a lot of fun to ride.

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  10. I LOVE the photo of that ferry. Such a different sort of scenery from Texas! Have a great week. Charlene

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  11. Manang Kim, yes, there's quite a few great cafes, restaurants and take-away shops around Darling Harbour.

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  12. Nice ferry and picture. It is similar to the Stockholm archipelago modern boats:-) Look at this: http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/vara_fartyg/default.aspx?shipid=29
    But I'm rather old steamer, as this: http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/vara_fartyg/default.aspx?shipid=4 Older than RMS Titanic:-) and still in regualar service in Stockholm. I love old steamships you know.

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  13. Hi, A fine ferry! I love to watch the ferries in the sound around Seattle gliding through the water, a lovely sight!
    Thanks for your visit:-)
    Bella

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  14. Nice shot of the ferry. Looks like another lovely sunny day in Sydney.

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  15. Always two hands full of water beneath her keel. Looks indeed like a beautiful ship.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  16. Ferries is always fun, I like riding in ferries and just enjoy the view around.

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  17. love your photos, they are always very "clean".

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  18. A tough little ferry to last so beautifully since 1985! Great idea to name her after a First Fleet ship!

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  19. I have loved ferries since I was a child. There is something about them that is exciting....lovely photographs!

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  20. Thanks for the tour. (I saw the others posts below this one too.)

    :-)

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  21. Great picture!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  22. Maritime greetings from my harbor!





    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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  23. Beautiful shot...I always look forward to your posts!

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  24. Stunning capture of ferry...
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  25. Great shots of great ferries!
    I love riding in ferries!
    What a fun!

    B :)

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  26. I'm so glad that they are keeping the old style ferries. They are a Sydney icon.

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  27. Cool shot. And thanks for all the info about it.

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  28. Poor Charlotte, she has been bumped a couple of times.

    Last week, one of our ferry bumped into a small boat and mangled it.

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  29. Such amazing photography on your blog! I love the shots on your sidebar. Australia is just naturally photographic and you, its photographer, fortunate to live there.

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  30. Charlotte is handsome sitting next to that museum with the pretty roof line.

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  31. What a smart looking ferry. I like the roof line of the building, too. It sort of mirrors the opera house roof, doesn't it! I guess spring has sprung for you Aussies!

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