PS Decoy facts for kids
PS Decoy at Mends Street Jetty
|Builder:||Australian Ship Building Industries|
|Identification:||Australian Ship No. 852383|
Quick facts for kidsGeneral characteristics
|Class and type:||paddle steamer|
|Propulsion:||1905 Ransome Sims and Jefferies twin cylinder steam engine|
PS Decoy is a privately owned paddle steamer, believed to be the only sea-going paddle steamer in the Southern Hemisphere. Built in 1986 in Fremantle, Decoy is a replica of the original paddle steamer that operated on the Swan River in the 1870s. She was used in the filming of the television mini-series Cloudstreet, which was based on Tim Winton's novel.
Decoy was built by Australian Ship Building Industries in Fremantle in 1986, a replica of the original paddle steamer that operated on the Swan River in the 1870s. Chas Cox purchased Decoy in 1990s and upgraded the vessel.
Decoy is powered by a 1905 Ransome Sims and Jefferies twin cylinder steam engine, which was salvaged and restored from Bunnings engineering workshops in Manjimup. The engine was totally rebuilt in 1986 with a new oil fired burner and maxitherm boiler fitted.
As of 2011 Decoy is used mainly for weddings and corporate events, operating on the Swan River.
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