Ruby may be out of steam for Oz Day

PADDLEsteamer Ruby may be forced to skip its Australia Day cruise due to maintenance issues. 

During a meeting last month, the PS Ruby committee said it had identified a number of repairs and maintenance work to be undertaken on the Ruby’s steam engine to ensure reliable operation of the vessel. 

PS Ruby in dock at Wentworth

PS Ruby in dock at Wentworth

Tonight, councillors at the Wentworth Shire Council meeting will make a resolution on the committee’s recommendation that Ruby does not cruise on Australia Day and will instead be a static display at Junction Park until the issues have been rectified. 

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