Tugboat took 156 days on maiden voyage

By Carol Herben
Updated January 6 2015 - 1:13pm, first published January 5 2015 - 5:15pm
Hero was a schooner that was converted into a steam tugboat. Its maiden voyage in 1892 from England to Sydney took 156 days. Picture: From the collections of WOLLONGONG CITY LIBRARY and ILLAWARRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hero was a schooner that was converted into a steam tugboat. Its maiden voyage in 1892 from England to Sydney took 156 days. Picture: From the collections of WOLLONGONG CITY LIBRARY and ILLAWARRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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