Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - Y for Yelta

Yelta was South Australia's last operational steam tug boat. Built in 1949, it ceased service in 1976 after a working life of 27 years. Now it is used for recreational river cruises and cocktail parties.

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18 comments:

RuneE said...

A beauty. Old steamers are always of interest.

Picturing of Life said...

great choice for Y theme

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Julie said...

I posted a Sydney rural ferry earlier this week but nothing as grand and beautiful as this. They are so wonderful to travel on. I leave my cares and woes on the jetty.

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Reader Wil said...

My father was a sailor, a chief engineer on board a merchant ship. During the war he often came in Austr I like your ship!alia in Perth. Now his granddaughter lives in Oz for good. Next week I am going to see her.I like your ship.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the photo of the Yelta! How nice it's still in use.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That's a great piece of history... very nice!!
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Judy said...

My husband and I really like old ships like that. It's still beautiful.

leslie said...

Very interesting and unique post for Y today. Have a great week! :D

ellen b. said...

What a great old boat! Still on the water, too...

Andrea said...

Nice post. I am sure there are a lot of memories on Yelta.

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful choice for ABC Wednesday--Y.

Bear

Denise said...

What an intriguing little boat! Awesome!

me ann my camera said...

Nice photo, interesting information.

babooshka said...

Coctail parties. It always amazes me what we re use our little pieces of history for. Great choice.

Reader Wil said...

I am sorry to see I first left you such a messy comment! But I am sure you understood what I meant!

Neva said...

A very nice shot.

esnorway said...

nice y

alicesg said...

Lovely photo of a beautiful boat.