Photographer's Note

This boathouse is where the Student Rowing Club keeps the eights!

Here we see Lake Jonsvatnet still covered with ice so the training has to wait for another couple of weeks…

Lake Jonsvatnet is the water source for the city of Trondheim, and there are rigid restrictions for what can be done in and near the lake. Rowing and fishing for pike are allowed but that is about all.

During WW2 the lake was used as air base by the Germans in April 1940, and several planes were lost when the ice broke. Two of the planes were rescued as late as 2005, a Junkers JU 88 bomber plane and a Junkers JU 52 transporter. There are records of other aircrafts too but they have not been recovered yet.

I’m adding two workshops, showing the JU 52 and the JU 88.

Lake Jonsvatnet is 14.3 km2 and is located 142 m above sea level 20 minutes by car from the center of Trondheim.

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Additional Photos by Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9892 W: 315 N: 14432] (53746)
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