Veteran ships of the world

While she was named Jacques Del Mar II the Owner/Master liked his Pink Champagne so much that when the Doctor told him to limit his intake to one glass per day, he got hold of the biggest Champagne glass in existence. (Said to have been specially made in France).

MS Lofoten left Ålesund this afternoon, after 9 months in layup here, heading to her new “home” in Kristiansand:

The Captain:Eivind Lande has been captain of the boat for the past six years, but his relationship with the ship goes far back in time.
I had a job as a tour guide here in the 80s and 90s. Then I came back in 2007, and have been on the ship since then, says Eivind Lande. Here in front of the proud ship while it was still at the quay in Ålesund on Tuesday. PHOTO: NILS HARALD ÅNSTAD

The sight seeing boat MV Slogen (ex Landego) at her home port of Sæbø in Hjørundfjorden:

The sharp peak in the background is the mountain Slogen for which she is named.

Veteran car ferry “Bilfergen” is 100 years old this year. She is still afloat and being well maintained by a group of enthusiasts, many with a background for the ferry trade on the Norwegian fjords and islands:

From this website: (Google Translated)

Own pictures:

Bilfergen is in the news today, but it’s not good news. The people that is maintaining the ferry is getting old and need new blood to join them.

From today: