Historical information

Photo by Arthur Woodley. "Narrabeen" formerly a Sydney Harbour cargo ferry, was acquired in 1928. A McFarlane Winch powered a heavy duty Derrick capable of putting an omnibus on board. It was able to be operated by one man - ship's engineer Archie McNeil - Captain Jimmy Clarke. It transported cargo, livestock, passengers and vehicles. Only one death occurred during "Narrabeen's" life to a passenger who refused to observe a warning.

Physical description

Close-up "Narrabeen" berthed at Cowes Jetty. Timber stack on Jetty near ship's beam.