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Postby Kon » 30 Jun 2007, 14:47

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Postby Kojak » 30 Jun 2007, 15:14

Great film, Kon! It was good to see the colossus again. It's ironic that the Colossus and the old Panormitis were condemned as rust buckets (which they were!), but they never sank or ran aground like newer ships seem to have done lately. Old-fashioned seamanship perhaps?!
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Postby Kon » 30 Jun 2007, 15:23

What year would you say it was from?
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Postby Kojak » 30 Jun 2007, 15:54

My memories a tad hazy when the Colossus went to the dockyard in the sky, but I'd say probably no later than mid 1990s
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Postby Allan » 01 Jul 2007, 11:55

Just had a reply from the poster of the video. He says it was recorded in September 1997.
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Postby Kojak » 01 Jul 2007, 12:00

Must have been almost the last voyage, Allan! I've asked Hugo if he can tell me when she was scrapped.
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Postby Allan » 06 Jul 2007, 21:49

"Giftschrank" who recorded the video has posted a couple more of the dear old Colossus on its trip to and from Symi on September 20th 1997.

He's also just joined us here on the chat page - welcome!

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Postby Giftschrank » 07 Jul 2007, 23:08

Good evening, my friends!
Yesterday I took the "old" film from 1997 and I cut away all the Simi-related stuff. The result are the two videos, that Allan postet here. What really happened with "Colossus"? The other ships "Simi" and "Simi II" are still on their way, but they also are not the youngest ones...

And now: Sorry for my very broken English, thank you!

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Postby Kojak » 07 Jul 2007, 23:29

Hello giftschrank and welcome to the noticeboard. The oldest ship I can remember from the 1980s was the Panormitis. It used to do the Wednesday morning run, I think, from Kos to Symi and then Rhodes. I do remember it left Symi at 05.45am. The Colossus and the Panormitis were the oldest boats and I think they were both scrapped. I have emailed a friend on Symi to find out the date.
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Postby Jerry » 09 Jul 2007, 12:20

Brings back memories, our first trip September 1998, and another welcome to Giftschrank.
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Postby Jan » 09 Jul 2007, 13:22

I recall sailing down from Kos to Symi overnight on the Panormitis in ?1983, calling en route at Nissyros and Tilos. I 'slept' on deck but actually spent the hours watching the most amazing stars through the iron framework which would have supported a canopy, had the dear old rust bucket run to such a thing. We landed on Symi at dawn - I still have some photos which I took on the harbourside when there was absolutely no-one around.

Panormitis was succeeded by, I think, the Miaioulis - another one which must by now be many fathoms under.
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Postby Kon » 09 Jul 2007, 13:27

Does anybody remember the Kamiros and Omiros and also Iyalissos ,i traveled on all three in 1982 but can't remember if Symi was part of their route.
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Postby Giftschrank » 12 Jul 2007, 19:06

Good evening (here in Vienna), my friends!

I am now uploding a mediaval film from 1990 which shows the ferry "NIKOLAOS X" between Rhodes and Simi. It's nothing special, but it brings back a lot of memories (and it shows my first footsteps using a camera).
When the upload is complete, i will post the URL.

Yassas, and have a lot of Retsina!

Here it is:
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Postby Allan » 12 Jul 2007, 20:40

Another nice video - thanks Giftscrank. I wonder how many thousands of day trippers the Nikolaos has taken to Symi and back over the years?

Your video taken from the light aircraft was discussed a few months ago Were you the pilot?
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Postby Jerry » 13 Jul 2007, 11:14

Nice one Giftschrank, the days of Nikolaos X, Symi 11 and others racing to Symi with their full load of day visitors seem to be a thing of the past, or is it my immagination. The numbers of day visitors seem less over the past trips.
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Postby Giftschrank » 16 Jul 2007, 21:03

Hi, Allan!
No, I wasn't the pilot. At that time I was extremely interested in aviation, and by coincidence I found in the hotel an announcement in a local newspaper from a pilot who did roundflights. Five minutes later I called him, one day later we were on flight. Today Stelios has his Pilot academy:
I hope to see him next year again to take new films with a better camera and much more experience how to use a camera!
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Postby maziemoo » 17 Jul 2007, 13:24

Hi Giftschrank

First of all welcome to the website, nice to have you with us :) .

Alas all of the stuff you are posting is before my time of knowing Symi however it's great for me to be able to gain an insight into times past. Thank you :) .
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