|CANAL VESSEL: The oldest overnighter|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 16:53|
The Göta Canal, one of the communication links between Sweden’s two largest cities, Gothenburg and Stockholm, is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world. Three vessels work on this Canal, one of which, Juno, claims to be the oldest registered ship with overnight accommodation in the world.
Built at the Motala shipyard and launched in 1874, Juno was specifically designed to fit the locks, so she measures 32m by 7m with a draught of 2.82m. She has 29 cabins on three decks, and the dining room and lounge are on the middle deck. In 2003 the 254gt vessel was refurbished, with the cabins, dining room and lounge all renewed. Juno is now promoted by UK company eWaterways for river cruising.