A century of the PS Canberra

johnboy 1 August 2013

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P.S. Canberra sounds like something an intense young woman would use as a blog name.

But it turns out the Paddle Steamer Canberra is also turning 100 this year.

The Centenary Team are sharing the news:

The Centenary of Canberra Executive Director, Jeremy Lasek, today congratulated PS Canberra on sharing its 100th birthday with the nation’s capital.

The vessel will join the world’s largest paddle steamer fleet on Friday, 2 August, and sail along the Murray River for a weekend of celebration at Echuca.

“It’s wonderful to see the Centenary celebrations spreading beyond the nation’s capital in this way,” Mr Lasek said.

“It has been an incredibly broad, year-long celebration, and this is another special event that helps tell the story of Canberra.”

Launched on 2 August 1913, PS Canberra is one of the longest-serving tourist vessels on the Murray River and a major attraction in paddle steamer tourism at Echuca.

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