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PS Plinio                                                                                                                        Operating Area : Lake Como, Italy
Built in 1903 by Escher, Wyss at Zurich, Switzerland
Triple expansion engines inherited from an earlier Plinio - of 1892
Length : 51 metres

Taken out of service in 1963 and then used as a breakwater at Como
Sold for use in Colico in 1973 and again used as a breakwater
Used as a sailing club clubhouse, restaurant and dancing club but not need as breakwater after harbour rebuilding in 1998
Moved to Lago di Mezzola in 1999 for continued use as a restaurant moored alongside the Hotel La Barcaccia.
The vessel retains her traditional half-saloon appearance
2008 : Local nature reserve authorities demanded the removal of the half-derelict and unused Plinio - a support association was set up to try and find a way to save her
May 2009 : It has been reported that Plinio will be moved to Donga on lake Como to a temporary home whilst a long-term solution is worked on.
December 9th 2010 : With severe winds blowing along lake Como, Plinio sank at her moorings at Verceia

INTERNET RESOURCES


Pictures taken by marco Ferrario only days before the loss of Plinio : http://amoillario.blog.tiscali.it/2010/12/12/lutto-sul-lario-affondato-il-piroscafo-plinio/
Photo taken in 2009 :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30416042@N06/3912963122/
Photo taken in 2009 :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30416042@N06/3239052361/  by Daniele Donadelli
Photo taken in 2007 :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31179079@N05/2934678855/
Photo taken in 2007 :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31179079@N05/2935572650/


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