Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kanko Maru paddle steamer Nagasaki

Kanko Maru paddle steamer moored up in Nagasaki.
It's a two wheeler of sorts... Not really usual subject matter for this blog but if you like dodgy old bicycles and motorcycles then you must like paddle steamers too, maybe.

The Kanko Maru was Japan's first warship and was presented to the country by the Dutch in 1855. The boat currently plying the coast of Japan with a cargo of tourists is a replica built in Holland in 1987. Full history of the vessel on Wikipedia.

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