May Gibbs

The Cross Harbour Service

May Gibbs

The Cross Harbour Service

Class: Emerald Class
Service: 2017
Capacity: 400
Speed: 26 kn
Length: 36.38 m
Displacement: 40 t
Route: Eastern Suburbs, Inner Harbour
Origin of Name: Named after the author, May Gibbs.

May Gibbs, was an English Australian children’s author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She is best known for her gumnut babies (also known as “bush babies”), and the book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

The Emerald Class Ferries are the latest addidtion to the Sydney Ferries fleet. Built by Incat in Tasmania, they are designed to look similar to the iconic First Fleet class vessels. Six were ordered and entered service during 2017.

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