An online vote has started to name one of Sydney’s new ferries, and the philanthropist Catherine Hamlin’s name is on the shortlist. According to nameyourferry.com.au/#vote-now, Dr. Hamlin has been selected for the honor for her selfless works in Ethiopia regarding fistula over the past several years.
The names that receive the most votes will be the names of the new ferries that will cruise around Sydney Harbor for the next 50 years. #voteforCatherineHamlin #hamlinfistula and #yourferry hashtags have been set up to help Dr. Hamlin get the honor.
It is expected that the iconic Sydney Harbor will welcome the first of a new six- ferry fleet later this year. The Sydney City Council launched the call to name the ferries to celebrate the event and it has already received thousands of suggestions from people all over the world that are eager to be part of history in the making.