Waxholmsbolaget

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M/S Värmdö is typical for the modern types of passenger ferries used for year round traffic by Waxholmsbolaget.
S/S Norrskär and S/S Storskär, "skärgårdsångare" ("archipelago steamers") from the beginning of the 20th century that are still being used for scheduled traffic during the summer months.

Waxholms Ångfartygs AB, commonly referred to as Waxholmsbolaget, is a shipping company that is owned by Stockholm county council and is responsible for the seaborne public transport in Stockholm archipelago and Stockholm harbour. The company, which is mostly tax-funded, carried about 4.3 million travellers in 2003, covering a region from Arholma in north to Landsort in south.

The company owns 21 archipelago boats, and four boats for the inner-city Djurgårdsfärjan line. The operation of the ships is handled by several contractors, some of whom have their own ships.

History[edit]

Waxholmsbolaget was founded in 1869. It was created out of the Djurgårdens Ångbåts-Aktie-Bolag, which was established in 1849. The Stockholm county council has owned the company since 1967.[1][2] In 1970, Waxholmsbolaget took over the Djurgården ferries.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waxholmsbolaget". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 July 2011.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Rower Madams and Djurgården ferries". Waxholmsbolaget. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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