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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Photo Credits: Unknown Source
Note the Cranes....after conversion!

Photo Credits: Don Ross Collection
With her original gear!

Here she is shown with both gear and also when she had cranes. I was on her when she had Cranes. She belonged to Associated Steamship at that time and was doing a lot of trips to Port Kembla carrying rolls of steel for the car plants and Gypsum from Stenhouse Bay back east.

I did seven trips straight on the Kooliga from Melbourne to Stenhouse Bay, it got a little monotonous in the end but, the fishing was great...Paddy the Pig was Bosun!