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Sailing up and down the river from Raseiniai to Königberg(Kaliningrad) #russia


oodrual@...
 

I would like to find out if there was regular sailing up and down the rivers (from Dubysa via Neman) from Raseiniai to Königsberg in the early nineteen hundreds.
Ron Peeters
Ulvenhout(NL)


Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

Yes, this was quite a common trade way in this times: Raseiniai via DubysaSeredžius via Neman Tilsit (Russian: Sovetsk)-Weynothen (Russian: Istok) via Gilge, Russian: Matrossovka  until 4,5 km before Gilge (Russian: Matrossovo) via Großer Friedrichsgraben (Russian: Polesski kanal- Labiau (Russian: Polessk) via Deime (Russian: Dejma) - Tapiau (Russian: Gvardejsk) via Pregel (russian: Pregolja) - Königsberg (Russian: Kaliningrad)
Sounds difficult, but was easy shipping, also used for wooden rafts. I think, the trip took three days. The waterways of this route were for the most part on Prussian territory. They were kept in good order by the Prussian state.
On the river Gilge rafts were allowed, which were up to 100 m long and up to 10 m wide.

Ruth Leiserowitz
  

 

 


oodrual@...
 

Dear Ruth,

Exactly the information I was looking for. You may have seen I changed my original question to 19th century which I assume showed similar usage of the water ways.
Thanks a lot,
Ron Peeters
Ulvenhout(NL)