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Dølen images becomes part of exhibition

Tugboat wreck SS Dølen, Minnesund, Norway

My images of S/S Dølen are set to become part of the permanent exhibition at Mjøssamlingene. The museum host their annual "open house" on August 25, 2013 so just stop by to see them!



Posted on Aug 9, 2013

S/S Dølen was a 65 ft. tugboat used to tow dredging excavators in Norway's biggest lake Mjøsa and the river Vorma from 1910 until she was laid up in 1962.

She sank sometime in April 1968, and is now a protected heritage site managed by Mjøssamlingene, a local museum concerned with the "maritime" history of the area. The wreck rests at just 1-16 meters depth.

Freshwater wrecks is a rare treat in Norway, and the tugboat SS Dølen is certainly one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

I visited the wreck in May, 2012 and wrote a story about the wreck which have since been published in Dykking Magazine and local Newspapers Romerikes Blad and Hamar Arbeiderblad (click to see each story).

Overwhelming response

When I sent the images to the Mjøssamlingene museum, chairman Per Inge Høiberg immediately replied to me:

Wonderful! These are without doubt the best, most detailed and beautiful pictures ever taken of the Dølen wreck! They also provide a unique documentation of the condition of the wreck - thank you very much!"

He went on to tell me they plan to have the images printed and framed in time for their annual open house "Mjøsdagene" which takes place on August 25th, and they will become a part of the permanent exhibition at the museum.

I am very pleased to be able to provide a unique perspective of one of the museum's assets, and I am grateful for all the help they gave me when I was writing the article.

The dive was arranged by Eidsvoll Dykkeklubb. They may be of assistiance if you want to dive on the wreck.

» Click here to browse more images of S/S Dølen



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