Once in İstanbul you will obviously see the steamboats. The veteran ships carrying hundreds of people every day from Asia to Europe or vice versa. These steamboats have been unique image of the Bosphorus. You cannot have a Bosphorus without them.
The documented steamboat had served İstanbul for the last 55 years, had visioned all the history and the events that took place during this time. The photo had been taken one month before the boat was retired in 2008. The last trip of the ship was on 22 of December, 2008 named ‘Farewell Tour’.
It’s now located on the shore of Rahmi Koc Museum to be visited by İstanbullites and tourists. Instead of recycling it into razor blades, the municipality decided to display it in a museum for all to see.
Fernerbahce steamboat had touched the Bosphorus water on the 14th of May 1953 and served the public and plyed between The Princess Islands-Yalova and Kadikoy route for years. The documented photo show the veteran on its last route between Kabatas-Kadikoy.
Built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton, in 1952 in Scotland, Glasgow, this boat is a living history of Istanbul with a lot of memories waiting to share it with all the rest of us.