Historic cruise boat re-launched

Cranes were used to launch an historic cruise boat to Mácha's Lake, north Bohemia, after undergoing renovation costing five million crowns. The boat, the only one of its kind, was first launched in 1959 with the help of a Soviet T-34 tank. It can carry up to 250 passengers. Renovation is not yet 100% complete: wooden elements and new windows will be installed after the boat has settled for some time on the water. Mácha's Lake (Máchovo jezero) is a highly-sought tourist destination in the Czech Republic, particularly in the spring and summer months.

Author: Jan Velinger