Shot taken from the Johara (ex Polydorus) arriving Helsinki. The pilot station is next to the lighthouse on Harmaja island about 3 miles SE of Helsinki port. You can just make out the pilot flag (H flag on it's side) on one of the buildings, and also the city of Helsinki through the murk.
The Finnish passenger vessel Ariadne berthed in the South Harbour of Helsinki, photographed in the mid 1950's.
The Ariadne (2497 GRT / 1426 NRT) was also known as the ´Pearl of the Baltic´, because of her yacht-like appearance. She was launched on Sept. 15th, 1913 by the Lindholmens Verkstads A/B,