Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hjo Harbour

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A walk around Hjo Harbour - Sunday morning, July 30.

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Hjo was an important harbour at Lake Vättern already back in medeival times. People as well as various merchandise were transported from here by boat across the lake, to the city of Vadstena. (See my posts from there back in August.) In population, the city never grew very big; but with the construction of the Göta Kanal in the 1800s, it once again had a commercial upswing.

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The steamship S/S Trafik (trafik=“traffic”) is one of the oldest steamships in Sweden. It made its first tour on Lake Vättern in 1892. It had a crew of six persons and room for 250 passengers. Nowadays, it’s still used in the summer for tourist traffic.

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Sik  [Coregonus] is one of the various kinds of fish that can be fished in Lake Vättern.

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SkyWatch Friday

3 comments:

  1. I would love to ride on this steamship! And I am guessing the little train is for kids to play in...no, maybe not. It has a train behind it! Beautiful sky and water. The paving on the dock is so pretty.

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  2. A very pretty harbor! I was going to say little harbor, but it actually looks quite large with some good sized boats.

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  3. What lovely snippets of your world! The photos are so bright and sunny as I sit here in rainy weather where winter won't go away!

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