Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hopes for Support and a Speedy Return of the Mary

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hopes for Support and a Speedy Return of the Mary

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THE Mary River is a fascination to me, just as it is for many other residents of Maryborough.

Its moods range from a placid doze at low water to a raging and angry torrent at full flood.

With many of my mates, I have sailed on it, fished in it, rowed on it, waterskied on it, swam in it and it has been a source of fun for generations of Maryborough-ites.

Captain Denis Kerr and his river cruise boat The Mary have provided similar joy and happiness to a multitude of other Aussies.

My wife and I a[approximately]live on the river' and for many years have witnessed the daily cruises skippered by captain Denis.

How sad we were to see on the TV screen on Monday the upturned hull of our friend and city icon The Mary after her sinking in the river over last weekend.

Will she come back again to host the daily sightseeing cruises, the Christmas and staff parties, the hen's and buck's nights? …

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