It was pure coincidence that I saw the    paddle-steamer  yesterday. I had stopped the car, walked out to the café and sat there and took a coffee when I saw t   E Nordevall II coming.
The paddlesteamer Eric Nordevall was one of Sweden’s first power-driven ship, built in 1836 to operate on the newly opend Gota canal. The ship sank in lake Vättern 1856.

After the wreck was found in 1980, a project started to build a replica at Forsviks yard.

Eric Nordevall II was launched in 2009 and made its maiden voyage in 2011 to Stockholm where the ship was baptised by the royal princess Victoria.