PICTURE OF THE MONTH - September 2001

Danish Paddle Steamer Hjejlen

The Danish paddle steamer Hjejlen was built in 1861 at the Baumgarten and Burmeister shipyard in Copenhagen and is still in service today on the Silkeborg Lakes one hundred and forty years later. Hjejlen is 85 ft long and has a coal fired boiler and an oscillating steam engine.

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