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Samolet (Samolyot) Steamship Company
12020-12-14T09:31:35-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5911plain2021-01-25T15:26:15-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Samolet (Samolyot, Самолет) Steamship Company was founded in 1853 and operated on the Volga and Oka rivers and along the Caspian Sea. In 1914 the company had 42 steamships, none terribly remarkable for their comforts.
The ships sailing between Tver and Ruibinsk were named for composers; between Ruibinsk and Nizhni-Novgorod were named for Russian princes; and those plying the waters down to Astrakhan bore the surnames of writers such as Lermontov and Goncharov.
12020-12-11T10:22:08-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5Kalyazin12a town, nothing more, and an observationplain2021-01-22T12:50:36-05:002020-12-15T10:0257.24028, 37.84333Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
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12020-12-11T10:15:36-05:00Tver15a sleep, a meal, a walk, a trip in a rickety cab, an embarkationplain2021-01-22T12:39:04-05:002020-12-14T09:5356.85836, 35.90057A good sleep for a ruble at the Centralnaya Hotel. A decent meal.
A day in a provincial capital of 62,500 souls. I wandered the length of Millionnaya Street to take in its churches, bazaar, public garden, and the once-palace-now-museum. None of which, I fear, is quite as important as the Morozov cotton mill, to which (I confess) I failed to pay attention.
A trip with the izvoshtchik to the pier for 40 kopeks.
At the end of a promenade lined with trees I boarded the Samolyot steamer.
12021-02-02T08:47:48-05:00sidenote on monastic wharves4Guidebook noteplain2021-02-02T08:58:13-05:00Samolet Steamship Company schedules contained a note informing passengers that when ships called at monastery wharves, such as at the Tolgsky, Nikolo-Babaysky (Babaika), and Reshemsky (Reshma) monasteries, they would refrain from sounding their horns during prayer times.
Passengers who chose to disembark would need to be mindful of the ten-minute standing time at the wharf (or risk being left at the monastery).