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Date: Sunday, September 26
Time: 1 hour cruises departing at: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm
Departs from the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre, 84 Murray Avenue, Renmark
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Moored on the majestic Renmark Riverfront, the Paddle Steamer Industry provides a reminder of bygone times on the Murray River....

The PS Industry was built at Goolwa by the State Government and commissioned in 1911 as a work boat for the SA Engineering and Water Supply Department (now SA Water). It was designed specifically to remove snags from the river, clearing the passage for other river steamers and to drive piles where needed. The Industry was later used in the construction and maintenance of the locks and weirs.

When Renmark was threatened by the highest water levels ever recorded along the Murray during the 1956 Flood, the Industry stood by with steam up, ready to evacuate those who remained during those critical days of the flood when a total evacuation appeared imminent. After being retired in 1969 from active duty, it was a static museum until 1990 when it was carefully restored by the hard work of a group of volunteers.

Now you can experience this bygone era with a scenic 60 minute cruise onboard the historic PS Industry ........

Hear the unique sounds of the paddle wheels hit the water, the hiss of steam and see the wood fire boiler being stoked. The Industry steams at regular intervals throughout the year, including; selected long weekends and other special occasions. Bookings essential either online at www.discoverrenmark.com.au/ps-industry or through the visitor centre.

A range of history can be viewed onboard and souvenirs are available for purchase.

The vessel is also available for private charters groups and as a part of visiting group itineraries. Please direct any inquiries to the Renmark Paringa Visitor Centre for further information.

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