The Falie, built in Holland, began service in South Australia in 1923 as a coastal trading vessel. After retiring from service in 1982 she was bought by the SA Government and refurbished in time for the state's Jubilee 150 celebrations. She continued working as a tourist boat until 2005 when a marine survey found her unfit for service.
On a couple of occasions when I was teaching I took my class aboard for an exciting day's outing. It was both fun and educational; such a pity she has been retired.