Friends of the Industry
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. These volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the Industry in working order and as original as possible.
The volunteers also enable the Industry to steam on the first Sunday of most months as well as for special occasions such as the “All Steamed Up” event at Mannum and other historic re-enactments or charters.
Steaming does rely heavily on the availability of volunteers and wood supply as the Industry is driven by a wood fired boiler which has to be stoked continuously to keep the paddle wheels turning.
Wood supplies need to be located, cut and stockpiled for trips and this too is carried out by volunteers.
Membership of FOTI
Being a voluntary organisation, Friends of the Industry relies on these charters and steaming days to provide funding to keep up the maintenance and running of the Industry. There are however also members who may not be actively involved with the Industry because of distance or other reasons but provide their support through their membership or sponsorship contribution.
If you are interested in historic vessels and would like to become a Friend of the Industry, we invite you to join.
As a full member you are entitled to a 50% discount on ticket price for one short cruise annually. You need to book through the Visitor Centre quoting your membership number and the standard booking fee will be applied.
Membership fees are:
- Adult $30.00
- Child $10.00
- Family (2 adults & 2 children) $40.00
- Senior $20.00
- Club/Corporation $100.00
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.