Avast me hearties

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North - Mary Ver­non

NO won­der Sun­fer­ries has failed to im­ple­ment its much promised/ threat­ened new and fore­short­ened timetable. The com­pany has been sold to Ade­laide’s Sealink Travel Group. It’s been a while since the fer­ries needed new lo­gos, but long­est-serv­ing deck­hand Tony Wil­son is still aboard and will have to get a new T-shirt. Here he is in 1998 proudly wear­ing the long list of his em­ploy­ers up to that date: The wor­ry­ing thing is that the ac­qui­si­tion’s fo­cus ap­pears to be the fer­ries’ tourism po­ten­tial. While this is ob­vi­ously good, the pub­lic trans­port el­e­ment of trans­port­ing Townsvil­lians from one sub­urb to an­other doesn’t rate a men­tion. It would be in­ter­est­ing to know how many of the 800,000 pas­sen­gers they carry each year are tourists and how many are com­muters.

Hel­loooo . . .

If you ring Dairy Farm­ers Sta­dium at the week­end, the au­to­mated an­swer­ing ser­vice gives you any num­ber of op­tions which in­clude see­ing the now de­funct NQ Fury. Prob­a­bly time to up­date the an­swer­ing ma­chine, fel­las.

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