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Steamship Juno at wharf
Title : Steamship Juno at wharf Steamship Juno at wharf
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"Juno" at wharf at Port Vincent

A private jetty was erected at Port Vincent in 1877 to expedite the shipment of grain from the adjacent farming lands. Shortly after it was built the jetty was extended to its final length of 42 metres. This provided a depth of three metres at high tide and one and a half at low tide. By 1897 the jetty was being managed by the Minlaton Council.

After 1909 however the jetty was no longer greatly used being gradually replaced by a wharf that was built along the foreshore. This was gradually extended to a total length of 137 metres and the jetty fell into disrepair and was largely demolished to a small landing stage only.

Steamship Juno is tied up at the wharf loading wheat bags. Empty horse drays are pulling away from the wharf. Juno was operated by Coast Steamship Company. Built in 1906 in Scotland it was 241 tons considerably larger than Ceres which it had replaced. Ceres had provided a weekly service to Port Vincent and twice weekly service to Stansbury since 1876. In 1915 Coast Steamships was taken over by Adelaide Steamship Company, but continued to operate as a fully owned subsidiary of that company. Juno was broken up in 1931.

The Ventnor Hotel in the distance is the oldest building in Port Vincent and was erected in 1877 as the Port Vincent Hotel. It stands on Allotment 1. Also visible is the kiosk built in 1929 and operated by Miss E Judd for several years before being bought by the Baldocks.

Period : 1927-1939
Place : Port Vincent
Region : Yorke Peninsula
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