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Paddlesteamer and National Museum of Australia

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Description

Location: National Museum of Australia, Acton
Start point: S35 17.528 E149 07.311 (Paddle steamer Jetty)
Hosts: barb2e (Barb)
Start time : Saturday 30-March @ 9:00
Duration: 2 Hours
Drive time from Canberra Park: 30min

Tour:

Paddlesteamer and National Museum of Australia

Attractions
Enjoy a tour and interpretation of a vintage paddlesteamer, collect a range of caches and visit the café and new Great Southern Land Gallery in the National Museum of Australia.  The tour will include 5 cache types, an Adventure Lab and bonus, several other Adventure Lab locations and several multi cache waypoints.

PS Enterprise
One of the oldest steam powered vessels afloat, the PS Enterprise was launched in Echuca in 1878 and is a working exhibit in the National Museum of Australia collection. She was built of river red gums and is powered by a 12-horsepower two-cylinder steam engine made in Yorkshire, England. The PS Enterprise has worked as a cargo vessel, floating store, fishing vessel, houseboat and showboat. She was purchased by the NMA in 1984, restored in Echuca, travelled to Canberra on a truck and relaunched in Lake Burley Griffin. The Enterprise is known as a “shallow drafter” with only 75cms below the water line and managed to steam on the rivers with very low water, towing a barge laden with wool, wheat or other general goods.

4 Lab Caches
Regulars caches 2, Multi 2,Mystery 2,
Earthcache 2 , Virtual 2 .

Additional information

Tour Date

Sat 30-March @ 9:00