Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab was a Norwegian shipping company that operated ferries in Northern Norway. It was founded by Richard With on 10 November 1881 at Stokmarknes. That same year, the shipping company's first ship - the steamer Vesteraalen from 1865 (ex-SS Arendal) was purchased from Arendals Dampskibsselskab. The company ran in the local transportation route, and that it started the first Coastal Express in 1893 with the ship Vesteraalen from 1891. The company merged in 1987 with Ofotens Dampskibsselskab, and the new company was named Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (OVDS).
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