Saturday, November 12, 2016
Lake Transportation by Ships and boats 11.6.1981
From ancient times, Norwegians have been a seafaring people, not just because they love the sea, but because they have had to be.
It is not only coastal Norway that offers boat trips. For example you can take a trip on Norway's largest lake, Lake Mjøsa, with the world's oldest paddle steamer Skibladner. PS Skibladner (1.10) is the only paddle steamer operating in Norway, it sails on lake Mjøsa.
The Bandak-Norsjø Canal, also called the Bandak Canal was built between 1887 and 1892. The Victoria (1.30), built in Oslo and put into service in 1882, is still running. She has been partially rebuilt and is now a popular tourist attraction.
The next stamp features Motorship Faemund II(1905) (1.50) on Lake Famund.
The ship featured on the next stamp was MS STOREGUT (2.30), built in 1956 was a motor ship, railway ferry on Lake Tinn.
Lake Tinn is one of the largest lakes in Norway, and one of the deepest in Europe. It is located between the municipalities of Tinn and Notodden in Telemark county. Lake Tinn (Tinnsjøen) is one of the largest lakes in Norway, and one of the deepest in Europe.