PS Emmylou

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P.S Emmylou
Name: PS Emmylou
Owner: Max Vulling
Operator: Murray River Paddlesteamers
Route: River Murray, Australia
Ordered: 1980
Builder: H. Collvile
Laid down: June 1980
Launched: 20 th Sept 1982
In service: Echuca ,Victoria ,Australia
Homeport: Echuca, Victoria (Australia)
Status: Tourist vessel
General characteristics
Class and type: Paddle steamer
Length: 30 m
Beam: 10 m
Notes: Data compiled from several sources[1]

PS Emmylou is replica accommodation paddle steamer operated by Murray River Paddlesteamers in Echuca. [1]


Built in 1980 and named after the country singer Emmylou Harris, the PS Emmylou has been host to thousands of people, delighting even her namesake during the late 1980s. Alongside the PS Pevensey, the PS Emmylou starred in the TV series All the Rivers Run in which she was renamed the PS Providence.

She is powered by a beautifully restored 1906 Marshall and Sons steam engine.

Modern Day[edit]

The PS Emmylou, like The Pride of the Murray and PS Canberra, operates as a tourist attraction in Echuca operated by Murray River Paddlesteamers.[1]

PS Emmylou operates every day of the year except Christmas day. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea cruise or take a leisurely two hour lunch cruise dining at our on-board restaurant, Redgums on PS Emmylou.

Emmylou also departs for regular 1, 2 and 3 night cruises along the Murray River with 9 comfortable cabins accommodating 18 guests. These fully inclusive cruises provide guests a truly unique Australian experience.

The PS Emmylou is one of the only wood fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Fuelled by redgum logs the Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern luxury.

The Emmylou is also available for weddings, corporate functions and private events.


PS Emmylou is powered by a restored 1906 wood-fired Marshall and Sons steam engine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "P.S. Emmylou". Murray River Paddlesteamers. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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