More detailed information about SS Walrus.
SS Walrus was built at Cleveland and originally operated as a schooner. In 1869, it was taken over by the Pioneer Floating Sugar Comapany and fitted up for production of sugar and rum. It travelled up and down the Albert and Logan Rivers anchoring at wharves near the cane-fields. Its mill was made at the Queensland Foundry by Smellie and Company and was capable of crushing two tons of sugar a day and could make rum out of molasses. The Walrus ceased working as a distillery in 1871. In 1873 it was retired completely.
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