In January 2000, Arved Fuchs embarked on an expedition in Antarctica with the seven-meter-long wooden ship. It is now the first property to move into Kaispeicher B in HafenCity.
On Saturday, May 5th, 2007, the expedition ship "James Caird II" will be handed over to the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg as part of the Long Night of the Museums.
In January 2000, Arved Fuchs set off with the seven-meter-long wooden ship from Esperanza Bay with three other expedition partners. After 23 days they reached the island of South Georgia. This was the first time that it was possible to re-sail the rescue voyage of the British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton from 1916.
The “James Caird II” is the first ship to move into the renovated Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Hafencity. The handover takes place around 11.30 p.m. To get in the mood, the Maritime Museum is showing the ZDF documentary on the expedition "Hell trips - hero saga in the Arctic Ocean". Arved Fuchs and Professor Peter Tamm, who founded the museum's collection, will be available to answer any questions afterwards.
Contact and further information: International Maritime Museum HamburgKaispeicher BMagdeburger Strasse 1 (Korea-Strasse 1)20457 [email protected]