Steam Tugboat "J.W. Alexander"


Steam Tugboat "J.W. Alexander" was one of a number of tugboats used by the Melbourne Harbour Trust to tow and push larger vessels in and out of Port Melbourne and the Docks.

J.W. Alexander was built in Sydney 1905, and lost when she sank after a collision in Corio Bay in 1936.

This photograph is from the early 20th century, actual date unknown.

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Collections: Melbourne 1921-1940

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