See also: Neptune
Neptune is a boat used on the Lac Léman intended for the transport of the goods. Built in 1904 with Locum on French bank of the lake, it is, with Of Vaud the, one of the last witnesses of commercial navigation on Léman.
In 1900, the lake Léman counted 60 more boats in activity and Neptune was useful until 1969. Classified historic building, it was entirely restored in 2004.
It sails still regularly on the lake Léman but more according to its function of origin.
Neptune is intended for the transport of construction materials for the town of Geneva.
It carries out crossings of the lake Léman to go to seek the stones of Meillerie. The journey time varies between six and twenty-four hours. It also charges with the gravel of the the Rhone, materials of constuction and wood.
As from 1931 the boat is motorized. At the end of its exploitation the State of Geneva repurchases the boat (1971) and carries out a first restoration between 1972 and 1976. A foundation is created to ensure the conservation of this boat.
A second complete restoration is made in 2004-2005 on the quay of Cologny. The skittle of origin in silver fir of 1904 is changed like all the hull. The gasolines used are the larch and the oak.
Boat of great dimension to Latin aerofoil
- Length: 27,30 meters
- Width: 8,50 meters
- Summit of the masts: 30 meters
- Payload: 120 tons
- Entire surface of the veils: 275 m ²
OthersNeptune retouve on the armorial of the commune of Vaud of Préverenges ( of azure in money Neptune)
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