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DS Lelång

Built in 1872, Akers Mechanical Workshop, Christiania, No. 69
Length 49.8 ft Width 12.4 ft
20 register tons
Owners Halden Canal Museum

Built for "Saugbrugsforeningen" to put into service as timber drager in Lelången in Sweden, where the Swedish timber was towed through the locks in Lennartsfors and Stora Lee to Otteid on the Norwegian side. Here logs were transported to the Halden Canal by the waterway (Kjerrat) from East Otteid and by steam railway between Gjysbu and Botten in the Halden canal. Here took other boats over the tow to Tistedal.

 

Taken out of service in 1957 and sold to private individuals. Retired on put on land in Sweden from the 1980s. Bought by the Canal museum and transported to Ørje in 2003. Only the exterior restoration of the hull is planned, and the boat will not be made seaworthy.

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