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Lake Annecy, France


Above : Lake Annecy's final paddle steamer, France, built in 1909. She was built by Escher,Wyss of Zurich and assembled locally. Her style is typical of the steamers built in nearby Switzerland but at 47 m long, shorter than her Swiss contemporaries.


Le Cherubin / Dauphin : 1839 - 1844.  Former river Rhone and Lac de Bourget steamer. Renamed Dauphin in 1843 

La Couronne de Savoie : 1861 - 1912. Survived as a floating villa but damaged during World War I. Scrapped in 1924

Mont-Blanc : 1887 - 1952. Scrapped in 1953

Ville d'Annecy : 1900 - 1958.  Scrapped in 1960

France : 1909 - 1963. Retained statically but sank in 1971 off Annecy and remains at around 42 m depth and remains a popular diving destination


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