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
Photos courtesy of Brian Marriott and David Morton