Dive into the exciting history of the German 4-masted bark PEKING, which battled Cape Horn 34 times, served for over 40 years as school ship in England and another 40 years as museum ship in New York. PEKING has now returned to Germany where she was build 108 years ago, to be restored to former glory as a museum ship in Hamburg.
16:30 – 16.35 Welcome and introduction by Hans Otto Kristensen, Owner of HOK Marineconsult ApS
16.35 – 16.40 Fascination PEKING and the Flying P-Liners by Lars Jordt
Born 1953, naval architect and interested in historic ships, among others the last big sailing ships. Member of “Freunde der Viermastbark PEKING e.V.”
16:40 – 18.00 From Windjammer to Museum ship. Restauration and return to Hamburg of the Flying P-Liner PEKING by Mathias Kahl, chairman of “Freunde der Viermastbark PEKING e.V.”
Mathias is born in 1950 as son of the captain Karl Peter Kahl, who started his shipping career in 1928 as a 15 years old mate on the four masted barque PEKING. Mathias Kahl has been working in shipping for 42 years, for 7 years in Southamerica and is now the chairman of the charity association “Freunde der Viermastbark PEKING e.V.” However this organization is not directly involved in the restoration of the PEKING as this part is in the hands of the owner of the vessel, the foundation Hamburg-Maritime.
During the presentation Mathias Kahl will show, how the vessel looked, when she arrived to Germany in 2017 and how the progress has been after 2 years of intensive restoration work on a shipyard.
Without the organisation “Freunde der Viermastbark PEKING” the PEKING would never have returned to Hamburg, as she would have been scrapped in the U.S. instead. The association has negotiated with the former US owners, the Southstreet Seaport Museum, since 2002 to get the PEKING back to her home port Hamburg. In 2002 the Americans asked for a selling price for that ship of 8.7 Mio USD. Luckily it ended up in a donation to the new owners in Germany.
18.00 – 18.30 Donations from Skibsteknisk Selskabs Fond to selected projects within the maritime education sector
18.30 – 20.00 Refreshments – “Gløgg and æbleskiver”
The event is in collaboration with Danish Society for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Foundation.
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