November 2004

                                                        photo: thanks to Marcello Baldrati
PS Baldo as built in 1900 calls at Salo (date unknown)
below left - shortly after conversion to a motor vessel in 1925
note the retention of her old paddleboxes converted to small saloons
below right - as operating in the summer of 2004
(virtually unaltered from her complete rebuild in 1959)
mv Baldo has the oldest hull still sailing on the Italian lakes

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Updated - Lakes Brienz, Geneva, Luzern, Thun, Zurich, Konstanz, Maggiore, Como, Garda 28th November 2004   e-mail:john@rhos.screaming.net   (c)2004 John B Bird