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Harry O May ( ex Man On)
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No: 3725   Contributor: David Menzies   Year: 1976   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Australia
Harry O May ( ex Man On)

In 1975 ( this is on the internet) the Lake Illawara struck the Hobart Bridge bring down a span, sinking the ship, loss of life, & splitting the city in half.
Ferries were brought in from Sydney to help out & also the large ferry Man On from Hong Kong to help out.
Fascinating. I spent my last weekend in Australia, March 1976 seeing this. Here is the " Harry" on Hobart.
Picture added on 19 October 2009 at 07:10
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I lived on Bruny Island from 1975-85, rode the Mangana, Harry O'may then Mirrambeena many time on my trips to 'town'.Pity about the Mangana looking in such a sad state. Anyone know the whereabouts/fate of the Harry O?

Added by Jason on 15 July 2010.
I went on a river crise out of Launceston early November 2010, approx 1 mile out of the city up the Tamar River, the Captain brought our attention to about a dozen "abandoned ships" tied to the river bank, one of these was the "Harry O' May". He explained fully its part in the Hobart Bridge collapse off 1975.

Added by Antony Stansfield on 19 November 2010.
The vessel in the photo doesn't look like the Hary O'May. It was a vehicular ferry and had car ramps at bow and stern. She now lies neglected at King's Wharf in Launceston.

Added by Kerry on 04 July 2011.
It is harry o may. At the time of the photo, she was enclosed as a passenger ferry on the Derwent river.It was just after the Tasman bridge collapes

Added by Steve Hartnett on 11 February 2012.
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