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Neuchâtel et Morat

Sociétié de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et Morat - LNM

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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Swiss lake vessels of the Sociétié de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et Morat (LNM) in the cantons of Neuchâtel and Fribourg. There are three interconnected lakes in the area, the Lac de Neuchâtel (Neuenburgersee) in the canton of Neuchâtel, Lac de Morat (Murtensee) in the canton of Fribourg and Bielersee (Lac de Bienne) on the canton of Bern. Bielersee has its own fleet of lake vessels running out of Biel/Bienne - a separate web page will be created for this company.



This map shows the lakes of Neuchâtel and Morat with the services of LNM in dark blue
Map of Lac de Neuchatel


This map shows the three lakes with services of both LNM and BSG
Map of Lac de Neuchatel

The first steamer on Lake Neuchâtel ran in 1826 when a company was established in Yverdon to operate the paddle steamer Union, a 26.5 metre long wooden hulled steamer. She operated until 1828 when she was seriously damaged by fire. Philippe Suchard of Neuchâtel brought L'Industriel to the lake in 1834 and paddle steam navigation continued on the lake until 1969, when the Neuchâtel was withdrawn from service after a 57-year life. The first really successful vessel at Neuchâtel was the Cygne (1) built in 1852, which survived until 1921, having been renamed Jura (2) in 1896. She was followed by the steamers Jura (1) (1854-1861) and Fleche (1856-1865), neither of which lasted 10 years. Subsequent steamers were the Gaspard Escher (rendered G.Escher on the paddlebox) and Hallwyl (1870-1955)

Current operator Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat was established in 1872 by combining separate Fribourg and Morat companies which had been founded by the local Canton of Fribourg in 1862 and 1869 respectively. The new company began operations with the paddle steamers Cygne (1), Gaspard Escher (renamed Helvétie (2) in 1913) and Hallwyl, joined in 1881 by the Helvétie (1) (renamed Yverdon in 1912). The final two very similar paddle steamers were the Neuchâtel and Fribourg (1) of 1911 and 1913.

The first large motor vessels delivered were the Cygne (2) and Mouette of 1938. These were joined in the war years (when visitors to Switzerland were low) by four small motor launches from Geneva. Further motor vessels arrived after the war as the paddle steamers were withdrawn (Hallwyl in 1955, Yverdon in 1960, Fribourg (1) and Neuchâtel in 1968). Fribourg (1) and Neuchâtel survived as floating restaurants and Neuchâtel was beautifully restored to steam in late 2013.

Of the earlier motorships, Mouette has been withdrawn and is used as a houseboat on the Thames at Chelsea, happily with few modifications. Her sister Cygne (2) has been modernized.





 

Steamships on this Page:-
   3:  Cygne (1) - 1852-1896
   3:  Jura (2) - 1896-1921
   10: Gaspard Escher - 1858-1913
   10: Helvétie (2) - 1913-1924
   11: Hallwyl - 1869-1955
   12: Helvétie (1) - 1881-1912
   12: Yverdon - 1912-1960
   14: Morat - 1898-1922 - built: 1891
   15: Neuchâtel - 1911-1968
   16: Fribourg (1) - 1913-1965

Motorships on this Page:-
   17: Cygne (2) - 1939-
   18: Mouette - 1939-19??
   19: Sarcelle - 1939
   20: Bécassine - 1940
   21: Grèbe - 1943
   22: Foulque - 1943
   23: Ville de Morat - 1955-
   24: Vully - 1960=
   25: Ville d'Estavayer - 1961-
   26: Ville d'Yverdon - 1965-
   27: Ville de Neuchâtel - 1972-
   28: La Béroche - 1977-
   29: Fribourg (2) - 1995-
   30: Idée Suisse - 2002-

Other Alpine Lakes Pages:-
   CGN Header Page
   CGN Page 1 - Paddle Steamers 1822-1886
   CGN Page 2 - Paddle Vessels 1887-2004
   CGN Page 3 - Screw Motor Vessels
   CGN Page 4 - The 2004 Fleet
   CGN Page 5 - The 2005 Fleet
   CGN Page 6 - The 2007 Fleet
   NLC - Lago di Como

 

2011 Fleet Comparison
   LNM Fleet 2011

Associated Pages

References
   Die Geschichte der Schiffahrt auf den Juragewaessern
        by Erich Liechti, Juerg Meister & Josef Gwerder
        The vessel numbers allocated to each steamer relate back to this book

Contacts



Neuchâtel et Morat

Sociétié de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et Morat


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Steamships

1: Union (1) - (1824-1829)

2: Industriel - (1833-1855)



3: Cygne (1) - (1852-1896)
 Jura (2) - (1896-1921)

Original Owner: Société des Bateaux a Vapeur du Lac de Neuchâtel
Builders: Escher, Wyss (Zurich)
Length Overall: 34.35m, later 37.35m
Passengers: 300, later 250

Ownership passed to the Société Centrale de Navigation in 1856 and to the Soc. Fribourgeoise de Navigation in 1858. She was incorporated into the fleet of the Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat in 1872 and was renamed Jura (2) in 1896 when given a major overhaul. She had been re-engined and re-boilered four times with original single cylinder oscillating engines replaced by two different 2-cylinder engines, the last revision in 1888/89.



Postcard of Jura (2), ex-Cygne (1) at Neuchâtel
JURA (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Postcard 2998 of Jura (2), ex-Cygne (1) at Morat/Murten
JURA (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Postcard of Jura (2), ex-Cygne (1) at Morat/Murten
Enlarged view from the card above
JURA (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Postcard a588 of Jura (2), ex-Cygne (1) at Morat/Murten, with screw steamer Morat
JURA (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard of Jura (2) leaving Neuchâtel
JURA - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard of Jura (2) leaving Neuchâtel
Alternative copy of the card above

JURA - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



E.Ciffelle postcard of Jura (2) (left) and Hallwyl at Neuchâtel
Jura & HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






4: Jura (1) - (1854-1861)

5: J.J.Rouseau - (1855-1858)

6: Hirondelle - (1856-1858)

7: Pelican - (1856-1858)

8: Fleche - (1856-1865)

9: Mercure - (1857-1865)

No images available of these early steamers






10: Gaspard Escher - (1858-1913)
Helvétie (2) - (1913-1924)

Original Owner: Société Centrale de Navigation
Builders: Escher, Wyss (Zurich)
Length Overall: 42.20m, later 45.2m
Passengers: 400

Ownership of Gaspard Escher (displayed as G.Escher on the paddlebox), passed to the Soc. Fribourgeoise de Navigation in 1858 and was incorporated into the fleet of the Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat in 1872. She was re-boilered in 1870, 1886 and 1897, and her original oscillating machinery was replaced 1886, after which she was capable of 22kmph. Gaspard Escher was renamed Helvétie in 1913 and withdrawn in 1923, followed by scrapping.



Postcard 131 of G.Escher, later Helvétie (2) at the port of Cudrefin
G.ESCHER - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard of G.Escher, later Helvétie (2)
G.ESCHER - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie Co (Neuchâtel) postcard of G.Escher, later Helvétie (2) on the Lac de Morat (Murtensee)
G.ESCHER - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie Co (Neuchâtel) postcard of Helvétie (2), ex-G.Escher at Morat/Murten
HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Postcard of Helvétie (2), ex-G.Escher at Morat/Murten
Enlarged view from the card above
HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Aqua Photo (Paris) postcard of Helvétie (2), ex-G.Escher on the Lac de Neuchâtel
HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Postcard of Helvétie (2), ex-G.Escher on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above
HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Photographic postcard of Helvétie (2), ex-G.Escher on the right, at Neuchâtel
Fribourg in the foreground and Yverdon reversing out of the port

HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Enlarged view of Helvétie (2) from the postcard above, at Neuchâtel
HELVETIE (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






11: Hallwyl - (1869-1955)

Original Owner: Société Moratoise de Navigation
Builders: Sulzer (Winterthur)
Length Overall: 34.7m, later 39.2m
Passengers: 250

Ownership of Hallwyl was incorporated into the fleet of the Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat in 1872. She was totally rebuilt in 1905 when lengthened by 3.6m. She had three different sets of engines during her long career which ended in 1955.


E.Ciffelle postcard of Hallwyl (right) and Jura (2) at Neuchâtel
HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard No.4851 of Hallwyl at Estavayer
HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard No.4851 of Hallwyl at Estavayer
Enlarged view from the card above

HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard No.4996 of Hallwyl at Estavayer
HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard No.1039 of Hallwyl at Estavayer
HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.628 of Yverdon (left), ex-Helvétie (1),and Hallwyl (right) at Neuchâtel
Card posted 02/10/24

HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.628 of Hallwyl at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above - Card posted 02/10/24

HALLWYL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.9616 of Neuchâtel, with Hallwyl behind Fribourg on the left
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






13: Helvétie (1) - (1881-1912)
Yverdon - (1912-1960)

Owner: Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat
Builders: Escher, Wyss (Zurich)
Length Overall: 25m
Passengers: 90

The small screw steamer Morat was built for the Untersee & Rhein company as the Rhein. She was sold for work on the Jura lakes in 1911 and renamed Morat. She was withdrawn in 1922.



Ideal postcard No.19 of Helvétie (1), later Yverdon, on the Lac de Neuchâtel.
Card posted 13/061911

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Ideal postcard No.19 of Helvétie (1), later Yverdon, on the Lac de Neuchâtel.
Monochrome version of the card above

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



J.Cavo postcard (Neuchâtel) of Helvétie (1), later Yverdon, on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Card posted 10/08/1917

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard of Helvétie (1) at Neuchâtel
HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Timophee Jacot (Neuchâtel)  postcard of Helvétie (1), on the Lac de Neuchâtel
HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Timophee Jacot (Neuchâtel)  postcard of Helvétie (1), on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard 2595 of Helvétie (1), on the canal connecting Lac de Neuchâtel and Bielersee
HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel)  postcard 2595 of Helvétie (1), on the canal connecting Lac de Neuchâtel and Bielersee
Enlarged view from the card above

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel)  postcard 162 of Helvétie (1), on the Canal de la Broye connecting Lac de Neuchâtel and Lac de Morat
HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel)  postcard 162 of Helvétie (1), on the Canal de la Broye connecting Lac de Neuchâtel and Lac de Morat
Enlarged view from the card above

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel)  postcard 162 of Helvétie (1), on the Canal de la Broye connecting Lac de Neuchâtel and Lac de Morat
Alternative copy of the card above

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard 8502 of Helvétie (1), card re-titled to later name Yverdon, on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Card posted 29/01/1917

HELVETIE (1) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard 964 of Yverdon on the Lac de Neuchâtel
YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.628 of Yverdon (left) and Hallwyl (right) at Neuchâtel.
Card posted 02/10/24

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.628 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Neuchâtel.
Enlarged view from the card above - Card posted 02/10/24

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.322 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Neuchâtel.
Card posted 26/09/1919

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.322 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Neuchâtel.
Enlarged view from the card above - Card posted 26/09/1919

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Morat/Murten
YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Morat/Murten
Enlarged view from the card above

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Neuchâtel
Vessels are (front to back):- Foulque, Yverdon, Cygne, Fribourg & Neuchâtel

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Yverdon, ex-Helvétie (1), at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

YVERDON - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






14: Morat - (1898-1922, built: 1891)

Owner: Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat
Builders: Sulzer (Winterthur)
Length Overall: 48.5m
Passengers: 550

The small screw steamer Morat was built for the Untersee & Rhein company as the Rhein. She was sold for work on the Jura lakes in 1911 and renamed Morat. She was withdrawn in 1922.



Postcard 611 of screw steamer Morat at Morat/Murten
MORAT - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard 611 of screw steamer Morat at Morat/Murten
Variation on the card above
MORAT - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Postcard a588 of Jura (2), ex-Cygne (1) at Morat/Murten, with screw steamer Morat on the right
JURA (2) - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






15: Neuchâtel - (1911-1968, 201?- )

Owner: Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat
Builders: Escher, Wyss (Zurich)
Length Overall: 48.5m
Passengers: 550

Neuchâtel was the first of two similar steamers built in 1911/1913 and was the last steamer in service when withdrawn in 1968. After withdrawal, she was re-sold and established as a floating restaurant at Neuchâtel in 1972. When, in 1999, it was put up for sale, the enthusiast group Trivapor was formed to purchase her - but she was sold on to a different restaurateur.

In early 2007, agreement was reached between the owners of Neuchâtel and Trivapor for the transfer of ownership at a price of SFR 600,000 .Trivapor, which had already purchased suitable steam engines, intend to return Neuchâtel to operational service, probably under contract to local operators LNM.

2010 ; Trivapor  received the appropriate technical and legal approvals for their plans, but some changes required by modern legislation are leading to greater costs. However, the ship was moved to Sugiez during 2010 for work on the hull and the new aluminium superstructure to commence. Current legislation will limit the capacity of the ship to 300, rather than the original 550. She was lifted out of the water by crane on 16th October 2010. Her hull will be cleaned by pressure wash and she will then be surrounded by scaffolding so that work can begin 2011.

Neuchâtel was restored to steam in late 2013.




Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.8503 of Neuchâtel on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Posted 05/09/1921

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.283 of Neuchâtel on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Variation on the card above

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.283 of Neuchâtel on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Variation on the card above with added swans

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Postcard No.4283 of Neuchâtel
Monochrome variation on the cards above

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Postcard No.2589 of Neuchâtel
NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Postcard No.3665 of Neuchâtel
NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Postcard No.203 of Neuchâtel at Estavayer le Lac
Posted 05/09/1921

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Official 1960s LNM postcard of Neuchâtel on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Posted 05/09/1921

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Edition Trivapor postcard No.5 of Neuchâtel and Fribourg at Estavayer-le-Lac
Photo: Rene le Roy - www.trivapor.ch

NEUCHATEL & FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch



Edition Trivapor postcard No.2 of Neuchâtel
Photo: Sebastien Jacobi - www.trivapor.ch

NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.trivapor.ch




Photos of Neuchâtel in use as a restaurant as Vieux Vapeur at Neuchâtel in 1988
Photos: ©1988 Ian Boyle
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Neuchâtel arriving at Murten
Photo: © Michael Tedstone 26th June 2014
NEUCHATEL - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - Photo: ©Mike Tedstone, 26th June 2014 -  www.simplonpc.co.uk




Neuchâtel arriving at Neuchâtel in 2014 in very unpleasant weather
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th July 2014
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On board Neuchâtel
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th July 2014
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16: Fribourg (1) - (1913-1965)

Owner: Société de Navigation sur les Lacs de Neuchâtel et de Morat
Builders: Escher, Wyss (Zurich)
Length Overall: 48.5m
Passengers: 550


Fribourg was the last paddle steamer built for use on the Jura lakes and was a sister to Neuchâtel. She was withdrawn in 1965 and lifted from the water for use as a restaurant at the Hotel St Louis at Portalban and remains in this role.




Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.284 of Fribourg on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Posted 10/07/1950

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.284 of Fribourg on the Lac de Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above - Posted 10/07/1950

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



JJ postcard No.3651 of Fribourg at Neuchâtel
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.14 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.610 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Phototypie (Neuchâtel) postcard No.610 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above - Posted 10/07/1950

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.9616 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.9616 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above - Hallwyl on left and Yverdon behind Fribourg

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Photoglob Wehrli (Zurich) postcard No.9052 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Photoglob Wehrli (Zurich) postcard No.9052 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.4138 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.4138 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.4138 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Variation on the card above

FRIBOURG - LNM - Lac de Neuchatel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.4138 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

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Photographic postcard of Fribourg at Neuchâtel
Helvétie (2) on the right and Yverdon reversing out of the port - Posted 10/07/1950
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Photographic postcard of Fribourg at Neuchâtel
Helvétie (2) on the right and Yverdon reversing out of the port
Enlarged view from the card above - Posted 10/07/1950

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C.Sartori (Versoix-Genève) postcard No.20313 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel, Cygne/Mouette, Vile de Morat and Yverdon behind

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Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.4138 of Fribourg, at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

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Photoglob Wehrli (Zurich) postcard No.3915 of Fribourg at Neuchâtel, with Neuchâtel behind
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Photoglob Wehrli (Zurich) postcard No.3915 of Fribourg at Neuchâtel, with Neuchâtel behind
Enlarged view from the card above

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Edition Trivapor postcard No.3 of Fribourg at Estavayer-le-Lac
Photo: Sebastien Jacobi - www.trivapor.ch

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Edition Trivapor postcard No.5 of Neuchâtel and Fribourg at Estavayer-le-Lac
Photo: Rene le Roy - www.trivapor.ch

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Motor Ships

17: Cygne (2) - (1939-19??)


The motor vessel Cygne (2) was built in 1938 and is the oldest vessel in the 2011 fleet. She has a MAN diesel engine of 340bhp at 1800rpm. She is 34m in length and 6m wide. Cygne (2) carries 200 passengers, with restaurant places for 70 in two saloons.



O.Sartori (Lausanne) postcard No.4800 of Cygne (2) at Murten/Morat
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O.Sartori (Lausanne) postcard No.4800 of Cygne (2) at Murten/Morat
Enlarged view from the card above

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Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Cygne (2) (centre) at Neuchâtel
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Official LNM postcard (Rene Leroy No.4090) of Cygne (2)
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18: Mouette - (1939-19??)


The motor vessel Mouette was built in 1938 and is the sister of Cygne (2). She had a MAN diesel engine of 340bhp at 1800rpm. She is 34m in length and 6m wide. Mouette carried 200 passengers and remains in existence on the Thames in Chelsea, London.



Postcard No.2355 of Mouette  at Neuchâtel
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Editions R.Jeanneret-Danner (La Chaux-de-Fonds) postcard No.4096 of Mouette  at Neuchâtel, issued in 2000
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Photo of Mouette  at Neuchâtel in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2006
Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle, 14th Jun2 2006

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2006
Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle, 14th Jun2 2006

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2006
Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle, 14th Jun2 2006

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2006
Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle, 14th Jun2 2006

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2006
Photo: ©2006 Ian Boyle, 14th Jun2 2006

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2007
Photo: ©2007 Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2007
Photo: ©2007 Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2007
Photo: ©2007 Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2007
Photo: ©2007 Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007

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Photo of Mouette  on the Thames at Chelsea in 2008
Photo: ©2008 Ian Boyle, 10rd May 2008

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19: Sarcelle - (1939-19??)
20: Bécassine - (1940-19??)

Edition Photoglob (Zurich) postcard 11196 of Bécassine or Sarcelle, and Ville d'Estavayer (behind) at Neuchâtel
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Edition Photoglob (Zurich) postcard 11196 of Bécassine or Sarcelle, and Ville d'Estavayer (behind) at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

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Photo of Bécassine  at Geneva in July 2005
Photo: ©2005 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Bécassine  at Geneva in July 2004
Photo: ©2004 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Sarcelle at Geneva in July 2005
Photo: ©2005 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Sarcelle at Geneva in July 2005
Photo: ©2005 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Bécassine (right) and Sarcelle at Geneva in July 2005
Photo: ©2005 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Bécassine (right) and Sarcelle at Geneva in July 2005
Photo: ©2005 Ian Boyle

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21: Grèbe - (1943-19??)
22: Foulque - (1943-19??)

Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Foulque (in the foreground)
Vessels are (front to back):- Foulque, Yverdon, Cygne, Fribourg & Neuchâtel

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Société Graphique (Neuchâtel) postcard No.2745 of Foulque
Enlarged view from the card above

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23: Ville-de-Morat - (1955- )


The motor vessel Ville de Morat was built in 1955. She has a GM diesel engine 320bhp at 1800rpm. She is 32m in length and 6.6m wide. Ville de Morat carries 260 passengers, with restaurant places for 70 in two saloons.



Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.8268 of Ville de Morat
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Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.8268 of Ville de Morat
Enlarged view from the card above

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Official postcard (Photo Charlet - Neuchâtel) of Ville de Morat in the Canal de la Broye
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Photo of Ville de Morat in the Canal de la Broye in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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24: Vully - (1960- )


The motor vessel Vully was built in 1960. She has two GM diesel engines, each of 220bhp at 1600rpm. She is 25.6m in length and 5.8m wide. Vully carries 130 passengers.



Editions R.Jeanneret-Danner (La Chaux-de-Fonds) postcard No.6055 of Vully at Murten/Morat
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Editions R.Jeanneret-Danner (La Chaux-de-Fonds) postcard No.6055 of Vully at Murten/Morat
Enlarged view from the card above

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Verlag Photoglob (Zurich) postcard No.7361 of Vully and Ville de Neuchâtel  at Murten/Morat
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25: Ville d'Estavayer - (1961- )


The motor vessel Ville d'Estavayer was built in 1961. She has two GM diesel engines, each of 320bhp at 1800rpm. She is 32m in length and 7.5m wide. Ville d'Estavayer carries 240 passengers, including restaurant places for 70 in two saloons. She generally runs a circular route from Neuchâtel to Portalban and Cudrefin, including a lunch cruise at 12h10.



Official LNM postcard of Ville d'Estavayer in the Canal de la Broye
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Official LNM postcard of Ville d'Estavayer in the Canal de la Broye
Enlarged view from the card above

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Edition Photoglob (Zurich) postcard 11196 of Ville d'Estavayer  at Neuchâtel
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Edition Photoglob (Zurich) postcard 11196 of Ville d'Estavayer  at Neuchâtel
Enlarged view from the card above

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26: Ville d'Yverdon - (1965- )


The motor vessel Ville d'Yverdon was built in 1965. She has two GM diesel engines, each of 440bhp at 1800rpm. She is 49.6m in length and 9m wide. Ville d'Yverdon carries 550 passengers, including restaurant places for 105 in two saloons.



Editions R.Jeanneret-Danner (La Chaux-de-Fonds) postcard No.6055 of Ville d'Yverdon at Murten/Morat
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27: Ville de Neuchâtel - (1972- )


The motor vessel Ville de Neuchâtel was built in 1972. She has two GM diesel engines, each of 400bhp at 1800rpm. She is 48m in length and 9m wide. Ville de Neuchâtel carries 520 passengers, including restaurant places for 170 in three saloons.



Official LNM postcard of Ville de Neuchâtel in the Canal de la Broye
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Edition Perrochet (Lausanne) postcard No.8289 of Ville de Neuchâtel  at Neuchâtel
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Verlag Photoglob (Zurich) postcard No.7361 of Vully  (left) and Ville de Neuchâtel  at Murten/Morat
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Photo of Ville de Neuchâtel arriving at Morat/Murten in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Ville de Neuchâtel arriving at Morat/Murten in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Ville de Neuchâtel arriving at Morat/Murten in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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Photo of Ville de Neuchâtel at Neuchatel in 1988
Photo: ©1988 Ian Boyle

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28: La Béroche - (1977- )


The motor vessel La Béroche was built in 1981. She has two GM diesel engines, each of 345bhp at 1800rpm. She is 44.30m in length and 8.5m wide. La Béroche carries 400 passengers, including restaurant places for 175 in three saloons. She is also used as the «Bateau Bien-être» where it is possible to take part in various workshops such as Tai Chi Chuan and for therapeutic massages.



Official LNM postcard of La Béroche
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Official LNM postcard (Editions R.Jeanneret - La Chaux-de-Fonds) of La Béroche
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29: Fribourg (2) - (1995- )


The motor vessel Fribourg (2) was built in 1995. She has two MAN diesel engines, each of 600 bhp at 2100 rpm. She is 53.3m length and 9m wide. Fribourg carries 560 passengers, including restaurant seating for 210.


LNM image of Fribourg (2)
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30: Idée Suisse - (2002- )


The motor vessel Idée Suisse is the most recent boat of the fleet. She was built in 2002 and has two MAN engines each of 340 CV at 180rpm. She is 30.85m long and 6.8m wide. Idée Suisse can carry up to 250 passengers, including restaurant places for 88 in two rooms.


LNM image of Fribourg (2)
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LNM image of Fribourg (2)
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