PUNO HARBOUR, LAKE TITICACA, PERU at an altitude of 3,812 metres (12,507 feet)
in the Andes. The Yavari, built by the Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding
Company, London in 1861 was the oldest of the small fleet of steamships that plied
the lake with pasengers and cargo between Peru and Bolivia. It was launched in
1870, in 1895 it was made longer and in 1914 the steam engines were replaced by
a Bolinder diesel engine. The ship was continually in use until the early 1970s.
In 1987 a project was launched in London to renovate the old ship and now (2015)
it again makes occasional trips on the lake.
Nikon F 35mm Single Lens Reflex with Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens. Film - Kodak Plus
X Pan 1/125 second F3.2. Developed in La Paz using May & Baker Promicrol at
- Peru 6770-47-07© Tony Morrison