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    The shipping on the Balaton is celebrating its 120th birthday. In the MAHART / Hungarian?

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    The shipping on the Balaton is celebrating its 120th birthday. In the MAHART / Hungarian Shipping Share Co. / - harbour of Siofok today there are already being built modern sailing boats and powered ships. Istvan Szechenyi launched the first ship, the steamer called "Kisfaludy" which ploughed through the waves of the lake for 4 decades.

    Two screw-steamers of the navigation - flourishing about the turn of the century - the Kelen and Helka are still plying nowadays too.

    Old and young shipmen have celebrated the 120th birthday on board of Kelen. The water pioneers of Siofok got the birthday cake and the jubilee flag.

    The sailors clinked also for further successes.

    In the course of 120 years the Balaton became populous by the beloved water-buses, the swift moving winged ships, the water cabs and the water skier appeared too. It wasn't a jubilee of the everydays. The guests those present on the feast the lover of the Balaton shipping said, there was long ago such a beautiful autumn on the shores and above the water of the great lake.

    This autumn is really the abrupt gift of the nature.

    In the bright sunshine of October the visitor is fascinated on the shore of the Balaton by an inconceivable charm.

    Look! Autumn on the shores of the lake is on the 8th October like this.

    The water.... and the land are silent.... and the inhabitants of the Balaton area are putting their feelings into words as follows:

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