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ELFDALEN was buildt in l888 at Ljusne mechanical workshop for towing timber across the lake Siljan.
Length 70 feet. Beam 16 feet. Deplacement 60 reg.tons.
The machinery is a 110 ihp compoundengine with a jetcondensor and fed from a scottish steam boiler.
The steamer burnt on her delivery voyage 0,16 cubicfeet wood/ihp.
She was also approved for passengertrafic.
The price, together with her sistership ORSA in 1888, was 69 500 SEK. ( $ 8 700)
The buyer was Dalelfarnes Flottningsförening. (The Timber Floating Association of the Dalecarlia River)
The timber floating was finished in 1970.
ELFDALEN was first sold in 1966 to a privat person and then in 1969 to Per Hilding who owned her until 1980 when she was sold to Olle Nordesjö.
ELFDALEN was sold in 2005 to Jan-Erik Gullback in Leksand.
SDZL is ELFDALENs signal in the Swedish register of shipping.
 
More details about the steamers on the lake Siljan and in the rest of Dalecarlia can be read in the book PÅ SJÖ OCH ÄLV - Ångbåtstrafiken i Dalarna written by TARRAS BLOM, produced by Dalarnas fornminnes- och hembygdsförbund, Dalarnas museum in Falun 1972.
 
 
ELFDALEN is recently purified and painted under her waterline, and some sheet has been changed. New pistonrods has been mounted, The crankshaft has also been directed. Not have been used for three years she was under steam on "The day of Steamers" in Leksand 1999.
 
The steam boiler was retubed before the summer of 1984, and approved for 100 lb/sq.inch.

 

Drawing

 

Long time ago

Long time ago

 

Leksand 1920

Leksand 1920

 

At Österviken 1963

Österviken 1963

 

Windy at lake Siljan
Tight!

Windy at lake Siljan

 

Tight!

 

Bottom up!
Midsummer

Botttom up!

 

Midsummer

 

Mora
Under the railroadbridge

Sanda Mora-Noret

 

Under the railroadbridge in Leksand

 

From S/S Siljan
Färnäs

From S/S SILJANs engineroom

 

Färnäs

 

Engine 1
Marielund

Engine 1971

 

Marielund (Flottisten Elfdalen Siljan Norsbro)

 

At Sollerön

At Sollerön

 

At Vaverön

 

Voyage to Ryssa 1973
1976

Voyage to Ryssa 1973

 

1976

 

Summer
Leksand

Summer -78

 

Leksands-Noret

 

Marielund
SILJAN & INSJÖN I

Marielund

 

S/S NORSBRO & S/S INSJÖN I

 

INSJÖN I
Tällberg

S/S INSJÖN I

 

Tällberg

 

Upstream

Upstream the river

 

At Sollerön
Steam ahead

At Sollerön

Steam ahead

 

 

Together

Together 1980

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