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MPV Thomson Belle

Thomson Belle at Longreach in 2013. Photos by kind courtesy of Malcolm Oliver

Built - 1982 

Engines : Ford-Lees

A Murray-river styled paddle steamer built as Ginger Belle which first ran in association with a ginger factory on the Maroochy River. Later transported overland to the Thomson river and worked out of Longreach by tour operators Kinnon & Co. Originally fitted with a steam engine but now has a Ford-Lees diesel unit. Riverside dining and entertainment is offered alongside a cruise as part of a package on six evenings per week except in the winter half-year (2013 information only)

At Longreach in 2013 - by kind courtesy of Malcolm Oliver
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