The Williamstown Ferry

Although hardly enough images for a photographic essay, I grabbed these pictures while returning from a trip to Geelong on my motorbike. The ferry provided a short-cut from Williamstown to the city of Melbourne across the mouth of the Marybinong River. It was replaced by the West Gate Bridge in about 1978. The images are scanned in from unretouched contact prints.





Down in the boiler room.

As I recall, the chains that hauled the ferry
from one shore to the other, made more of a
racket than the soft chuff chuffing from
its steam engine.

from a box of old photographs