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M/S Diana - M/S Juno - M/S Wilhelm Tham

The boats were designed specifically to fit the locks, which allow a maximum length of 32 m, a beam of 7 m and a draught of 2.82 m. A long time ago, steam power gave way to diesel engines. The boats fulfill today’s stringent laws on maritime safety. The sanitary arrangements have been modernized and closed tanks installed to protect the environment. The original design of the steamers has, however, been preserved, together with their traditional atmosphere. Each steamer has a crew of 12. M/S Juno, M/S Wilhelm Tham and M/S Diana are members of Romantik Hotels & Restaurants, a voluntary association of carefully selected, owner operated hotels in historic buildings. Association affiliates are famous for their delightful acceuil.


M/S Juno
The dean of the canal boats, "Juno" is named for the patron goddess of marriage and motherhood. She was built in 1874 at the Motala Werkstad. At first the boat was painted black with a white line around the deck and square windows. She had a single cabin on the upper deck and the long, thin funnel typical of the times. In 1904 the boat was rebuilt, and in 1956 she was fitted with two diesel engines. Her current profile dates to 1963 and today she is the world's oldest registered boat with overnight cabins.



M/S Diana
The new combined passenger and freight boat, the M/S Diana was delivered to the Göta Canal Steamship Company on March 15, 1931. Built at the Finnboda Shipyard in Stockholm, she was built to travel the Göta Canal in scheduled traffic between Stockholm and Göteborg.
Named after the goddess of the hunt and chastity, she was Sweden's last steamship in regular canal service. In 1969 the steam engine was replaced by a diesel one and in 1985, the boat received its current profile. 



M/S Wilhelm Tham
The next oldest of the steamship company's boats is the "Wilhelm Tham", named after the industrialist Husqvarna Weapons Factory. Built at the Motala Werkstad, she was launched in 1912 and was one of three boats named to honor three of the area's living native sons. She became part of the steamship company in 1914, was extended and given her current profile in 1961. The steam engine was replaced by diesel in 1965.


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