this big old lady, built in the 50s, was one of the famous ‘congoboats’ and the last existing passenger/cargo combo-ship. The ‘Georg Büchner’ anchored next to my door nearly ten years ago and was used as a hotel. She was part of our city skyline and of our hearts. After they decided to sell her for scrap in May 2013, she sunk during the towage under suspicious circumstances in the Baltic Sea. May be it’s the better end for such a historical ship, but this dock is really empty now.
Ahoy from Rostock, Germany.