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Agency:
Derwent Steam Navigation Company
Agency Number:
Start Date:
31 May 1828
Description:
A joint stock company, to be called the Derwent Steam Navigation Company, was proposed in May 1828, to provide a steam ferry service between Hobart Town and Kangaroo Point (Bellerive), but failed to attract the 5,000 pounds capital it required. John Lord was one of the directors.

Information Sources:
Hobart Town Courier, 7 June 1828, p.1; Graeme Broxam, Pride of the port: the watermen of Hobart Town (Hobart: Navarine, 2009), p.2
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses