Motława (ship)

The Motława is a small passenger ferry operating on the river Motława in Gdańsk, Poland.

Gdańsk river Motława ferry (2010).jpg
Motława crossing the Motława
History
Poland
Name: Motława
Owner: National Maritime Museum
Route: Ołowianka to Gdańsk
Completed: 1987
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Length: 12.21 m
Beam: 4.51 m
Draught: 1.4 m
Decks: 1
Installed power: 44 kW (60 hp)
Capacity: 50 Passengers

HistoryEdit

The island Ołowianka on the river Motława is now connected by two bridges to the river banks. It is believed that since 1687 there has been a ferry between the island and the city.[1]

The ShipEdit

The ferry is built as a double-ended. On each side of a gangway is carried, allowing the passengers embarking and disembarking. The ferry has a single deck accessible to people outside, which is covered and offers some seating.

Under cover of the machine is located. The control bridge over the covered passenger area.

The ferry is mainly used by visitors to the National Maritime Museum. The ferry runs every 15 minutes. The trip takes about one minute.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Archived from the original on October 2, 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Motława (ship, 1987) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°21′02″N 18°39′32″E / 54.35056°N 18.65889°E / 54.35056; 18.65889