Friday, January 28, 2011

the Urnersee, Switzerland

At first sight this could be the steamer Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, but it is actually the Urnersee or Urn Lake, part of the Vierwaldstättersee in Switzerland, and the name of the vessel is not recorded. 

Well, having mentioned it, let's include a photo of the Earnslaw from 1912 on Lake Wakatipu too; next year will be its centenary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice pics both. The first one though does not even remotely resemble the Earnslaw. If I had been told it was taken on Lake Wakatipu I would have assumed it was the Mountaineer, the first steamer on the lake and the only one that was a paddle driven boat. It's prettier than the Mountaineer though.