SWISS AND ITALIAN PADDLE STEAMERS
FEATURES 2005


LAKE   GENEVA
Regular winter 'paddling' in the Upper Lake

 
 
 
MPV Vevey
MPV Italie
leaving Montreux for St.Gingolph
on Sunday 14th November 2004

sailing 38
arriving Montreux from Lausanne
on Sunday 20th March 2005

sailing 38

Every Sunday
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, November 2004
5th, 12th, 19th and 26th December 2004

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2005
6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February 2005
6th, 13th and 20th March 2005

from Lausanne depart 1230

The CGN Management are congratulated for being
the only company to offer regular timetabled sailings
by a paddle vessel  throughout the Winter on
any of the Swiss or Italian lakes

Passengers made the most of the sailings "all the way" to St-Gingolph
before they were cut back to Château-de-Chillon from Sunday 12th December




LAKE  NEUCHÂTEL - TRIVAPOR

PS Neuchâtel
The Maffei paddle steamer engine no 576
originally installed in PS Ludwig Fessler

The first stage of an ambitious plan to restore
PS Neuchâtel to operational status
Parts of the engine are loaded into
two containers at Rotterdam at
the start of its journey to
Yverdon (Switzerland)
January 2005




photo:
Olivier Bachmann
Click here for photo feature



EASTER   on   the   LAKES
Thursday 24th March to Tuesday 29th March 2005

Below are listed all of the limited sailings advertised to be operated by paddle steamers on the lakes over the Easter holiday period
these were augmented by two days of non-advertised sailings on Lake Como
PS Concordia

No paddle steamer sailings were advertised on Lakes Brienz, Garda, Konstanz, Maggiore, Thun or Zurich

P R O V I S I O N A L
Maundy Thursday 24th March 2005
  NO paddle steamer sailings operated on any lake this year
   Easter Thursday was very early in 2005 !
Good Friday 25th March 2005
  Lake Geneva
MPV Italie sailings 28-29-51-56 0820 Lausanne to Montreux
0930 Montreux to Lausanne
1110 Lausanne to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Lausanne
PS Rhône sailings 32-33 1230 Lausanne to St Gingolph
1525 St Gingolph to Lausanne
MPV Vevey sailing 116 1220 Lunch Cruise from Geneva
  Lake Luzern
PS Unterwalden sailings 13-26 1125 Luzern to Flüelen
1503 Flüelen to Luzern
Easter Saturday 26th March 2005
  Lake Geneva
MPV Italie sailings 28-29-51-56 0820 Lausanne to Montreux
0930 Montreux to Lausanne
1110 Lausanne to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Lausanne
PS Rhône sailings 32-33 1230 Lausanne to St Gingolph
1525 St Gingolph to Lausanne
MPV Vevey sailing 116 1220 Lunch Cruise from Geneva
Easter Sunday 27th March 2005
  Lake Como
PS Concordia sailings 12-66-31 1000 Como to Menaggio
1313 Menaggio to Bellano
1333 Bellano to Como
  Lake Geneva
MPV Italie sailings 28-29-51-56 0820 Lausanne to Montreux
0930 Montreux to Lausanne
1110 Lausanne to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Lausanne
PS Rhône sailings 32-33 1230 Lausanne to St Gingolph
1525 St Gingolph to Lausanne
MPV Vevey sailing 116-special 1220 Lunch Cruise from Geneva
extended with a 'one-hour' cruise
  Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern sailings 13-26 1125 Luzern to Flüelen
1503 Flüelen to Luzern
Easter Monday 28th March 2005
  Lake Como
PS Concordia sailings 12-66-31-reliefs 1000 Como to Menaggio
1313 Menaggio to Bellano
1333 Bellano to Como
relief Como to Torno
relief Torno to Como
  Lake Geneva
MPV Italie sailings 28-29-51-56 0820 Lausanne to Montreux
0930 Montreux to Lausanne
1110 Lausanne to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Lausanne
PS Rhône sailings 32-33 1230 Lausanne to St Gingolph
1525 St Gingolph to Lausanne
MPV Vevey sailing 116 1220 Lunch Cruise from Geneva
  Lake Luzern
PS Stadt Luzern sailings 13-26 1125 Luzern to Flüelen
1503 Flüelen to Luzern
Easter Tuesday 29th March 2004
  Lake Geneva
MPV Italie sailings 51-56 1110 Lausanne to Geneva
1430 Geneva to Lausanne
MPV Vevey sailing 116 1220 Lunch Cruise from Geneva



LAKE   ZURICH

 
 
  photo: Robert Knöpfel     
PS Stadt Zürich and PS Stadt Rapperswil
loading passengers at Zurich
Sunday 24th April - Swiss Navigation Day


Let the race begin !
Both paddle steamers leave Zurich simultaneously at 1330



LAKE   KONSTANZ

The season - just two days of public sailings
- opened with two International cruises from
Rorschach on Sunday 1st May 2005

PS Hohentwiel
            photos:  Nadia Jöhr



WHIT   SUNDAY   on   LAKE   ZURICH

 
Both paddle steamers were in service
on Whit Sunday 15th May 2005


PS Stadt Zürich operated advertised sailings 101-102-115-116
PS Stadt Rapperswil operated sailings 105-106-135-136
(vice the booked motor vessel)
 

See photo feature below for a busy 15 minutes at Wädenswil
where the two paddle steamers were split by the
1326 Schmerikon to Zurich motor vessel on sailing 104



Wädenswil - 1534, 1538, 1543, 1548 and 1549


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Updated - Lakes Brienz, Geneva, Luzern, Thun, Zurich, Konstanz, Maggiore, Como, Garda 3rd July 2005   e-mail:john@rhos.screaming.net   (c)2005 John B Bird