Monarch - lantern slide; c. 1854; P_GSL292
Monarch - lantern slideAbout this object
Lantern slide of the Monarch which was 69 ton iron paddle steamer built in Scotland in 1846. She sailed to Hobart as a schooner with her paddle wheel stored in her hull in 1855. She was soon doing regular runs to New Norfolk as well as pleasure cruises. On one occasion she took a load of residents with picks and spades to Betsey Island after a rumour circulated that gold had been found. In the 1950s her rotting hull was buried when New Town Bay was filled and made into sports grounds.Date Made
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