Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lake Geneva's Neptune

This is the La Neptune, built in 1904 and still sailing on Lake Geneva.

She was originally used to transport sand and stones but is now available for charter. Apparently La Neptune has 3 sails with a total area of 275 square metres.

I think she uses a form of lateen rig as can be seen on this site.

2 comments:

O Docker said...

Couldn't get the link to work, but found this brief history of these boats.

There must have been worse ways to spend one's working life than sailing one of these on Lac LĂ©man.

JP said...

Nice link, thanks. Good practice for my poor French.