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Stockholm 2008 : Traditional vessels owned by the Waxholmsbolaget : SS Storskar, SS Norrskar and MV (ex-SS) Vastan


 Waxholmsbolaget is the most noticeable name in connection with excursion services in the Stockholm archipelago. Waxholm is the main resort in the archipelago, approximately one hour's sailing time out of the capital city. A steamship company bearing the name of the busy steamer terminal came to dominate business in the area, but ran into financial trouble in the 1960s as business was increasingly lost to car and bus traffic, supported by new car ferry shuttle services to many of the archipelago's islands. The company was taken over by the Stockholm county council and its role gradually changed to become the oversseeing organisation for public transport in the area. This remains the case today, but it's mode of operation is rather unusual. It owns a number of vessels including two steamships (Storskar and Norrskar) plus one traditional excursion ship (the diesel conversion, Vastan) but operation of these vessels is subcontracted to other local operators, many of whom also operate their own services independently of the Waxholmsbolaget. The three traditional ships,amongst others, are operated by Blidosundsbolaget AB, who also operate the steamer Blidosund separately from the Waxholmbolaget organisation. What is common is that most services in the archipelago and all of those contracted to Waxholmsbolaget share a common timetable and fare structure and services operate with the ultimate guarantee of state support.

Storskar (built 1908) came into the company's forerunners' hands in 1939 after spending the first part of her life on Lake Malaren, where road transport made inroads into the steamers' business earlier than in the archipelago. Storskar, the only boat serving the area which had triple expansion engines, and was also the fastest of the steamers, remained in the fleet of the newly nationalised company after 1964.

Norrskar (built 1910) was also bought by the Waxholm company after an early life in the archipelago serving Sandhamn in particular and was retained after nationalisation.

Vastan (built 1900) was bought in 1937 after she was made redundant by her original operators on Lake Malaren, she was an early casualty of the growing move to convert steamers to diesel power, receiving her new plant in 1953. This engine was not long lived as a new unit was fitted in 1966. In 1984 it was announced that she would be withdrawn, but the protests of enthusiasts were heeded and she remains an important workhorse of the fleet to this day.


 
Film No No Operating Area Country Location Year Taken on Type Ship Also showing Comments
208019 1 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 2 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 3 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 4 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 5 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 6 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 7 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 8 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 9 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 10 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 11 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 12 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 13 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar Blidosund
208019 14 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar Blidosund
208019 15 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 16 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 17 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 18 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 19 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 20 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 21 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar Dalaro
208019 22 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Seen from Norrskar
208019 23 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Seen from Norrskar
208019 24 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 25 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 26 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 27 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 28 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 29 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 30 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 31 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 32 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 33 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 34 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 35 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 36 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 37 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 38 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 39 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 40 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 41 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 42 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 43 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 44 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 45 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 46 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 47 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar Birka Paradise On deck in the archipelago
208019 48 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 49 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 50 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar Blidosund
208019 51 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 52 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 53 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 54 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 SS Storskar

208019 55 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Open deck forward affords good view of superferry ahead
208019 56 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 57 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 58 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Upper deck landing / restaurant entrance
208019 59 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 60 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 61 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 62 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
main deck
208019 63 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Upper deck - View forward towards restaurant
208019 64 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Upper deck landing / restaurant entrance
208019 65 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Restaurant
208019 66 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Restaurant
208019 67 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Upper deck landing / view aft towards small saloon
208019 68 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck, saloon aft
208019 69 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Engines
208019 70 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Engines
208019 71 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Engines
208019 72 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
View into engine space from main deck
208019 73 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Lower deck café servery
208019 74 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Lower deck - small saloon
208019 75 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck forward - Purser's office
208019 76 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 77 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 78 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Storskar
Main deck
208019 79 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 80 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 25/07/2008
Soderarm Storskar Seen from Norrskar
208019 81 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck saloon aft
208019 82 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
main deck servery aft
208019 83 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck
208019 84 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck aft - view forward
208019 85 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck
208019 86 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck
208019 87 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck forward
208019 88 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck
208019 89 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck saloon aft - view forward
208019 90 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck - view forward
208019 91 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper Deck
208019 92 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper Deck
208019 93 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper Deck
208019 94 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck servery aft
208019 95 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck forward - Purser's office
208019 96 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Main deck - view aft
208019 97 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck Restaurant
208019 98 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
Upper deck Restaurant
208019 99 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
View to wheelhouse/funnel from main deck
208019 100 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008


View from upper deck as Norrskar approaches Waxholm
208019 101 Stockholm Sweden
2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar
On-board computer screens pinpoint vessel location in real time
208019 102 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 103 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 104 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 105 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 106 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 107 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 108 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 109 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 110 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 111 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 112 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 113 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 114 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 SS Norrskar

208019 115 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 23/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 116 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 23/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 117 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 118 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 119 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 120 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 121 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 122 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 123 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 124 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm, Stromkajen 2009 24/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 125 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 126 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 127 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 128 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 129 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 130 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan

208019 131 Stockholm Sweden Waxholm 2009 25/07/2008 MV Vastan








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