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11 February 2016

Bars, weather, tide, and other circumstances permitting.

Shoalhaven Telegraph 1907.

Today we take our ability to get from place to place safely for granted. We sometime get annoyed when the trains or busses are running a few minutes late or we get stuck in traffic.

In 1907 coastal steamers were still the best and most efficent way to move people, livestock and cargo of all description over long distances.

Setting sail from a port amidst the farewells of those about to be departed, every trip must have been an adventure and reaching your destination by travelling across the sea was never a certainty.

As the old song puts it: “It maybe for days, and it may be forever”


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