Commissioned in 1911, the PS Industry once worked for SA Water keeping the Murray River open to traffic by removing snags and later in the construction of locks and weirs. Following a hectic working life, the steamer was retired in 1969 and spent the next twenty years slowly decaying away as a static museum.
However, a group of volunteers formed in 1990 and the restoration of the PS Industry commenced in earnest.
To keep this historic, steam driven vessel plying the River Murray, a team of enthusiastic volunteers work tireslessly to man and operate it to cover huge on-going maintenatnce costs.
Come along for a cruise!
Bookings now available! Individual and group bookings can be made by phoning the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre on 1300 661 704 or 8580 3060. Payment to be made on booking.
Cruises take place on the first Sunday of each month (except February). Extra cruises may be scheduled during the year.
The cruise duration is approximately 90 minutes and
includes a delicious morning or afternoon tea of scones cooked in the wood-fired oven of the Galley.
Friends of the Industry is a group of volunteers that was formed in 1990 with the specific objective to restore the PS Industry to her former glory. If you are interested in historic vessels and would like to become a Friend of the Industry, we invite you to join.