The Karim — the last, steam powered, paddle wheel boat on the Nile. Built for King Farouk in 1917.
The Karim Docked along the way.
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The captain leans over the rail. On the foredeck can be seen a steam powered winch.
Crew readying to sail.
The captain at the wheel. Notice beds for some crew members behind the captain.
A view down river over the captain's shoulder.
Checking to make sure things are in order before casting off.
Ornate decorations and table in the corridor leading to the main lounge.
Royal Crest hanging above the bar on the outdoord dinning deck.
Betty checks out the top deck and pulls a cord to blow the ship's whistle — steam can be seen coming from the whistle.
The smoke stack of the Karim tilts to allow passage under low bridges on the Nile. The Karim's swimming pool is in the foreground.
Another view of the stack, tilted.
A crew man demonstrates the steam powered winch.
Another view of the winch.
Vendors pulled along side the Karim tryhing to sell various wares. They would wad them into a bundle and throw them up to passengers for inspection.
A scow collects trash from the Karim.
The upper deck of the Karim where we took breakfast and lunch when aboard.
Friends from nearby Chevy Chase, Maryland, who were on the trip.
The main lounge of the Karim. Richly paneled in wood with comfortable, overstuffed seating.
Anothe view of the lounge.
The bar in the lounge.
A bartender at work.
Our tour guide lectures about life in Egypt.
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