Wooden paddle steamer from the 19th century
Data & Description
Type of vessel:
Paddle wheel steamer from the 19th century
rammed by the "Stadt Zürich"
Near Bottighofen. Since the wreck is more than a bit away from the shore, it must be approached by boat. Boat trips are offered by various operators.
Description dive spot:
The Jura was rammed in 1864 by the "Stadt Zürich", a Swiss ship, about 1 kilometer from Bottighofen in the fog and sunk. In the collision, the bow was slashed.
Interestingly, the ship was brought from a Swiss mountain lake to Lake Constance as a substitute for a likewise ship also sunk by the "Stadt Zurich".
Inadvertent docking of divers and the divers themselves have made sure that the Jura is no longer in good shape today. But you can still see many details of the for Lake Constance time typical paddle steamers.
The Jura is the most famous and despite the damage most beautiful wreck of Lake Constance.
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