Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Portuguese harbour ferry MARVILA a true Tagus Jewel, seen here alongside Cacilhas in the south bank of the river in April 2007.
One of two surviving ex-German ferries from a set of five purchased in 1977 from HADAG, Hamburg, she is a 1956 vintage beauty, probably the best classic in TRANSTEJO's fleet, although she is no longer in active service after many months waiting her fate at Alfredo da Silva dock in the former Margueira yard. I would love to be able to board her tomorrow at Belém bound for Trafaria as I did so many times over the years...
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