Alentejense

Posted: 9 January, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Alentejense

IMO : 8966743

Build : 1957 by Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, Portugal, nr ??

A small river ferry used on the river Tagus in Lisbon, Portugal, undoubtedly loved by the locals for providing easy & cheap transportation and by the tourists for the romantic crossing of the river. Unfortunately she looks like once upon a time somebody had the idea of lengthening her but didn’t know what to do with the new bit in the middle. And that was years after the initial designer made a joke of his work.

Picture by Ian Boyle via www.simplonpc.co.uk

Picture by Ian Boyle via http://www.simplonpc.co.uk

Other ships owned by the same ferry-company have a similar “distinguisable” design:

 Eborense

Picture by Ian Boyle via www.simplonpc.co.uk

Picture by Ian Boyle via http://www.simplonpc.co.uk

Setubalense

Picture by Ian Boyle via www.simplonpc.co.uk

Picture by Ian Boyle via http://www.simplonpc.co.uk

Monte Pragal

Picture by Ian Boyle via www.simplonpc.co.uk

Picture by Ian Boyle via http://www.simplonpc.co.uk

These ferries are still going strong despite the fact that there is a bridge joining both sides of the river.

I guess a good part of the aforementioned locals & tourists rather see them going than coming!

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