ex-PS mv Milano

Lake Como
Date entered service -- 1904
Builder -- N Odero of Genoa
New diesel engine installed -- 1926
Length -- 43.16m
Breadth -- 5.90m
Passenger capacity -- 350
normally operates one round trip between Colico and Como and return
 
23rd August 2009 The 105 year old former paddle steamer broke down in the middle lake off-Cremia due to damage to her oil pump on sailing 23 - "cat Tivano" initially went to the aid of "Milano" (delaying her sailing by about 30 minutes) until mv Fra Cristoforo was diverted from Menaggio to tow the broken down ship to Dervio dock for repairs
See news page for further details
31st May 2009 For the first time this centuary, the 105 year old former paddle steamer now regularly berths overnight at Villa Carlotta and normally operates the 0945 Colico to Como and return sailings 23-32 - her roster also includes an early morning sailing from Dongo to Colico and an early evening sailing from Colico to Villa Carlotta
It is understood this last happened in the mid-1990s - can you supply any further information ?
 
14th August 2007 Fireworks at Gravedona
Planned to operate a special evening fireworks cruise from Colico at 2110 on Tuesday 14th August
5th July 2007 Breakdown at Tremezzo
The former paddle steamer broke down near Tremezzo on Thursday 5th July and collided with a "taxi-boat" - see news page for further details
 
14th August 2005 Fireworks at Gravedona
Operated a special evening fireworks cruise from Colico at 2030 on Sunday 14th August
 
14th August 2004 Fireworks at Gravedona
Operated a special evening fireworks cruise from Colico at 2030 on Saturday 14th August
Summer 2004 The ex-paddle steamer was 100 years old in 2004
Most days operated the full-length sailings 10-47 from Como to Colico and return at 0920
 
Christmas 2002 Was moored at Como over the Christmas 2002 and New Year 2002-03 periods and hosted the "Como Città dei Balocchi, edizione 2002"
(nativity scenes, children plays, etc.)
see also photo feature
Summer 2002 Normally operated full-length sailings 10-47 from Como at 0920, except Sundays 7th July to 29th September when the larger PS Concordia took over on a 'non-advertised' basis
 
1926 Steam engine replaced with a new motor and paddles replaced with astern propeller, leaving 'dummy' paddleboxes
 
1904 Entered service as PS Milano with a passenger capacity of 500
 


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