The Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company will participate in this year’s Port Fest aboard the Nuclear Ship SAVANNAH on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10am – 3 pm. B&CSC members will also assist the SAVANNAH throughout the week with school tours. This is a Unique free vessel tour of the SAVANNAH (not usually open to […]
Professor John Wilson, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, selected the B&CSC for his Fall 2013 design class project titled Industrial Maritime & Commerce Center Project: Interpreting the Lifeways of Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, this will mark the ‘retirement’ of his career as a professor. B&CSC arranged for his class to meet aboard the […]
Trending NOW – Sept 2013 Chesapeake 360 Article, pg. A-23 entitled: – “Running With the Big Guys”, by Dick Greenwood – thanks to a match-making by Ralph Onesti, able skipper and inspirational bow sprit for the 1902 Tug JUPITER.
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The Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company is featured in the Jun-Aug 2013 issue of the PORT OF BALTIMORE magazine on Pp. 24-25!
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We Go Places – We Do Things!
Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company and the German Society of Maryland co-hosted the 80th Observance of the Baltimore Memorial Service for Capt. Paul L. Koenig, Commander of the U-Deutschland Merchant Submarine’s Historic 1916 Maiden Solo Voyage Across the Atlantic Ocean.
Baltimore, MD – September 15, 2013:- The Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company (B&CSC) and the German Society of Maryland co-hosted aboard the Nuclear Ship Savannah the 80th observance of the memorial service held in Baltimore upon the death of Captain Paul Liebrecht Koenig (1867-1933). Two presentations were given. The first was “An Historic Voyage: Koenig and the U-Deutschland,” by Maizie Rocke, vice president of the B&CSC, and historian Valerie Mathers, which included readings from Captain Koenig’s 1916 book about his exploits, Voyage of the Deutschland: the First Merchant Submarine. Historian Walt Mathers then presented “Of Maritime Pioneers,” which included insights placing Koenig’s achievements within the larger context of maritime accomplishments. The Dockenspielers, a German band that has performed for over 35 years in this area, provided musical selections accompanied by singer Ms. Beth Schleigal courtesy of the German Society of Maryland.
The B&CSC presented Captain Setzer and Mr. Erhard Koehler, Project Manager for the N.S. Savannah, with copies of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, written by Jules Verne. Ms. Rocke stated that, “It is only right that we end this observance on an appropriate nautical note, for another pioneer captain, Captain Koenig, received this book upon leaving Baltimore on August 2, 1916, to make his return trip to Germany.“.
that he was awarded the German Iron Cross, 1st Class. After the war, he served as an executive for the North German Lloyd shipping company from 1919 to 1931. He would return to America several times on popular speaking tours. The U-Deutschland’s centennial will be in 2016.
The Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company, which formed in 2004, and began operating in 2005, is an all-volunteer non-profit educational organization that preserves, interprets and supports industrial maritime heritage efforts at the Port of Baltimore and throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region. Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook.
The nonprofit German Society of Maryland, established in 1783 and incorporated at Annapolis, Maryland in 1817 maintains offices at: 15 West Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, 21201. Visit them at: www.germansociety-md.com.