Wait for the bus in front of Hakodate Station to go to Mount Hakodate to see the night view. There is still some time before the departure, so go to Mashumaru next to it. This is a ferry moored next to Hakodate Station. It used to be a liaison ship between Aomori and Hakodate. However, with the development of traffic later, you can take JR directly to Hakodate from Tokyo, which is much faster than this ferry. Therefore, the Mashu Maru liaison ship has gradually retired and has now become a visiting base. The local students in the museum all came back to visit this boat.
In the era of the Shinkansen, it only took one hour to walk through the undersea tunnel from Hakodate to Aomori on Honshu Island. But 20 or 30 years ago, when the traffic was not so convenient, the transportation between Hokkaido and Honshu Island was based on a ferry like the Mashu Maru. It is like the ferry connecting Hainan Island to Guangdong, which can carry both passengers and vehicles. The Mashu Maru can carry 1,200 passengers, 48 trucks, and various daily necessities. Now of course there are more advanced and faster modes of transportation, and such ferries have stopped sailing. The previous ships were either resold or dismantled, but only the Mashumaru was left to recall this passage of the Seikan contact ship.
Before the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen, Hakodate and Aomori across the Tsugaru Strait were connected by the Mashu Maru ferry to transport supplies and deliver news. With the development of cities, such backward means of transportation are gradually being eliminated step by step. After the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to traffic, the Clippers at the Hong Kong-Macao Wharf will gradually withdraw from history and become commemorative ships like Mashu Maru.
Seikan Contact Funamashumaru (2nd generation) is very stylish! It's interesting to catch a squid~ Oceans deep. Hahaha✌️✌️