Nancy is a wooden Derwent River ferry built in 1917 by AA 'Tucker' Abel, a well known boat builder in Hobart, Tasmania who specialised in motor launches.

Nancy operated as a ferry on the Huon and later the Derwent River for almost 40 years until at least the 1950s, forming a long and close association with the community. She now operates on the Huon River for the Living Boat Trust powered by an electric motor.

(Click on the above image for a full sized drawing.)

Nancy at her berth in Franklin

Animated visualisation of Nancy

Some recent photographs of Nancy

Nancy on the Huon with passengers
Nancy with her contemporary, Cartela
Nancy with her sister, Eva Blanche

Photos courtesy of Brian Marriott and David Morton

Details of the restoration of Nancy

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