The mystery behind the bow of the Aigle I > Aigle II > Simplon I,
she sank

E. Meystre, in "Histoire imagée des Grands Bateaux du Lac Léman" (Ed. Payot 1967), tells us:

- Page 16, "In 1842... Aigle (1837) was given an iron hull, refined, extended..."
  (Following such a radical make-over, she was renamed, see below (name of wbm))
- Page 19, "Aigle, the second, later referred to as Aigle No 1" (note 30)
- Page 20, "...sold Aigle No 1 to the Compagnie des Chemins de fer de la Ligne d'Italie [Italy line national railway company]."
- Page 55, "...it sold Aigle No 1 to him (and she became known as Simplon... to match her new surroundings)."

Page 18, Aigle is illustrated below showing her thin bow with cutwater

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Look at her bow and cutwater

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View of "Simplon"...

Look at her thin bow with cutwater

"Bateaux à vapeur du Léman", p. 37 E. Meystre, R.-E. Bernard, R. Creux Ed. de Fontainemore (photo adapted for the Internet)

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