And tar vapor was the name of Princess Armada.... Skipper-the Quartet song from the movie a Beautiful Fern, i.e. the ballad Saimaa is familiar to many. But what the heck is that tar vapor?
in the 1920s the answer was clear: this is a type of ship, which at that time cruise in Finnish waters a couple of hundred. Most of them moved on the lake Saimaa. Tar vapour, i.e. höyrylotja was a frame of inland waterway vessels, the surface of which was protected by tar. The same shape of the iron structures of the ships was called kuramylly.tar vapor "Schorsborman" journey of the river in the forest cabin. Scow shape and proportions based on their practice: they should fit into the Saimaa canal. Artturi Johnson/museum agency Muskets
the tar vapors and kuramylly were characterized by their shape and size for practical reasons. The size defined in 1856 graduated from the Saimaa canal, through which they had to fit to pass to. The steam engine powered ships were used primarily for cargo, especially timber transport.Firewood st. Petersburg
Before independence, scow took firewood from Finland to st. Petersburg, after independence, the load driving was mainly in Helsinki.
the War broke out and after the healthy vapors pass mainly Saimaa internal traffic, channels when you couldn't get any more through.tar vapor Finland, tug Power and the two puutavaralotjaa saw the beach in the early 1900s. Tar vapor Finland is today known as the Princess Armaadan, and it served as a restaurant ship in Lappeenranta. Museum agency
the Ships remained in the history of the road and rail network development. Freight transport was changed to be more effective and more affordable maareittien. Unused tar steam fleet fate was quite harsh: most of the ships ended up as scrap or rot, abandoned and useless.War höyrylotja was used for evacuation. Norwegian power/military museum for coffee Princess Armaadalla
Saimaa find however a few ships that get to try out the original tar vapors in the atmosphere. These include, for example, Lappeenranta harbour square, pier served in the restaurant ship Princess Armaada, which was built Joroisissa in 1902.
Princess Armaada was built Joroisissa in 1902, and it gets to freight transportation in addition to be the Russian imperial fleet in use during the first world war. Despite its name, Lappeenranta, at the beginning did not see the famous movie, but it was used Repola Oy's fleet of tar vapor Pikisaari 3. The name of the ship was changed for the movie. That ship was removed from the register in 1956, and was scrapped the same year.cafe ship Princess Armaada in the first place Lappeenranta Halkosaaren. Volker von Bonin/the museum agency
the Current restaurant, the ship received a royal name in 1967, when the tar vapors were passed mainly in the amusement use. It was done in cafe the ship Lappeenranta Halkosaareen. The current position the vessel was transferred in the summer of 1979.Handsome kuramylly Wenno
Puumala found in turn, steel an isosceles kuramylly S/S Wenno, who served during the summer cruise enabled. Wenno is the only lake Saimaa tar steam fleet of preserved iron hull ship.
It had time to decay between lousy shape, but Puumala municipality bought the ship in the early 1970s and restored it.Puumala municipality saved by kuramylly Wenno is the summer order the cruise enabled. The maritime museum of the
S/S Wenno is a museum agency, traditional ship registry. Its exterior design is largely in the 1930s to live in, and the ship still has its original steam engine. The ship makes the order of the cruise, which can accommodate a maximum of 99 passengers.
the river mouth to find the steel hull kuramylly Romeo, who works in a summer restaurant ship. Romeo steam engine has, however, changed the diesel engine.Mikko can still travel
lake Saimaa, you can also find one of the puukylkinen tar vapor, which will still cruise to. The case of Savonlinna provincial museum-owned S/S Mikko, which you can admire the Savonlinna Riihisaaren berth. It is the summer open to the public in the museum during opening hours, unless you happen to be ordering the cruise in traffic.This looks like a museum ship as the acting Mikko of the cover below. In summer the ship can be visited. Maritime museum
built In 1914, the ship was a long time in freight transport, until the beginning of the 1970s was donated to the university of Helsinki savolainen for the Frat as well as the Savonlinna city.
the sorority types were used at the beginning of the traditional summer trip to the tar vapor a cruise, which is made from the 1950s until now. Student organization subsequently abandoned his share to the ship, but there are still recently, used it for a summer cruise lanes.
the Bartender was renovated museum ship, and it is the only original puurunkoisena tar vapor still completely navigable.S/S Mikko is the only one still navigable frame of tar vapor. In the summer it made the order of the cruise. The maritime museum as a museum ship renovated S/S Mikko found in Savonlinna. The maritime museum