MS Fæmund II

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Faemund II in 2004
Fæmund II in 2004
History
Norway
Name: Fæmund II
Owner: A/S Fæmund, Røros, Norway
In service: 1905
Status: in active service, as of 2016
General characteristics [1]
Type: Passenger ferry
Length: 82 ft (25 m)
Depth: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Propulsion:
  • Steam engine (1905)
  • 160 hp (119 kW) diesel engine (1958)
Capacity: 100 passengers

MS Fæmund II is a historic passenger ferry that each summer travels between Sørvika (south of Røros) and Elgå (in Engerdal) on Norway's third largest lake, Femunden.

General information[edit]

From 1905 the steamship has transported goods, post, people and lumber. Since there are still no road connection to some houses, the boat is still important for many inhabitants. While the main income in the past was the freight of lumber and heavy cargoes the boat today is mainly used as a ferry, to transport the many tourists seeking the national parks to go hiking.

History[edit]

For the last 17 years, the steamship has sailed its way through Femunden with its dark coloured hull. But, in 2009 the boat company and owner of the steamship decided to paint the whole boat white. Today,[when?] the steamship is in its original colour.

In 1958 the old steam engine was replaced with a diesel engine.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The boat holds 100 passengers and has service on board. The boat operates between 15 June and mid-September.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "M/S Fæmund II : History". femund.no. 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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