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1922 Side Wheel Tugboat

Thanks to Jan van der Doe, enjoy these photos of a radschleppdampfer, translated as “side wheel steamer,” a museum ship in Duisburg, Germany. The side wheel barge tug Oscar Huber was built in Duisburg Ruhrort in 1922. She towed barges until 1966 between Rotterdam and Karlsruhe, about a 300-mile trip on the Rhine. She’s a […]

Swiss Lake Steamers 2

Let’s return to Lake Lucerne, with this photo.  Rich Taylor took it in late June 2016.  PS Uri was built in 1901.   Uri is a canton in Switzerland. And PS Unterwalden, 1902.  Unterwalden is the name of a former canton.  I profess as much ignorance of Swiss geography, as of their history, but I’m learning. If […]

Swiss Lake Steamers 3

And finally, a few more from Rich Taylor.  Stadt Zurich was built in 1909 and Stadt Rapperswil built 1914 in short term layup when he was there on June 16, 2016.   I believe these are the last two steamers on Lake Zurich.     Many thanks to Rich Taylor, who has planted the idea of visiting these […]

Swiss Lake Steamers 1

I’ve never been to the Swiss Lakes, but I’m grateful to Rich Taylor, who spent some time there this summer, for these photos of paddle steamers.  PS Gallia dates from 1913 and PS Schiller, below, from 1906.  Rich writes, “We sailed aboard at every opportunity, on occasion having a prepared meal from the on board galley. They […]