Welcome to Ferry Friday. Today we are starting a series as part of Ferry Friday. Over the next few weeks we will go through the various models of ferry that operate in our harbour.
Today we are looking at the Lady-Class ferries. Five were bulit by State Dockyard, The first was Lady Cutler in 1968, followed in 1970 by Lady Woodwardnd Lady McKell. The final two were Lady Street Lady Herron in 1979. Two larger versions were bulit by Carrington Slipways, Lady Wakehurstin 1974 and Lady Northcott in 1975. The ferries have a capacity of around 600 passengers and are approximately 40metres long.
Today, Lady Northcott and Lady Herron remain in service with Harbour City Ferries. They operate on the F2 Taronga Zoo Line. They are expected to continue in service until the end of 2018, which is the end of their workable life.