PS Valais

Lake Geneva
Date entered service -- 1913
Date withdrawn from active service -- 1962
Date withdrawn from static service -- 2003
Length -- 63.0m
Breadth -- 7.2m
Passenger capacity -- originally 1,100
8th September 2003
The former paddle steamer was finally towed from Geneva Jardin-Anglais to Ouchy dock on Monday 8th September by mv Léman, leaving her static base of over 40 years at approx 1600
Despite a 'court order' banning demolition until 15th October, scrapping then commenced as there was no acceptable financial package for an eleventh hour 'rescue'

See also photo feature
2002 Originally planned to be towed to Ouchy works during the Summer of 2002 for scrapping,  but this was deferred pending "construction of a new unloading dock"
1962 Withdrawn from passenger service and engine removed
Retained as static office and restaurant for the next 40 years

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