The paddle steamer Skibladner was built in 1856 and was originally used as an extension of the railway
from Eidsvoll to Lillehammer. It still transports tourists on our biggest lake Mj°sa and on its outlet
river Vorma during the summer season. My photo, black and white 1956. Notice the logs; lumber was
still transported by floating down rivers. Also, notice the sailor in front of the paddle wheel, it might not
be discernible, but he is holding a boat hook and prevents logs from getting into the wheel.
We – students leaving the school – celebrated Skibladner's 100 years anniversary in our Constitution
Day procession17 May 1956.
A postage stamp from 2006 when Skibladner was 150 years old.