The Steamship Eric Nordevall II with the union flag flying.
The Paddle steamer Eric Nordvall II was followed during her maiden voyage by a
pilot boat, whose main task seemed to be taking photographs and documenting the
The hull is built of oak from Visingsö in the lake Vättern. The
sidewheelers outside planking almost finished. Notice the inward bended hull
that gives the steamship a violin-shaped look. Now when the paddle wheels and
the wheel houses are mounted the steamship's, violin-shaped look is less
obvious, at least from the outside view.