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Jungfrau Lucia von Glückstadt

“Glückstadt, Jungfrau Lucia von”. Stern view of the former greenlanderman moored at low tide at the high quay while lightening coal into a barge alongside. On the quay cart along with some houses, on the right in the background two windmills and the steam brickworks on the Rethövel. In front several boats both on the water and grounded. Wood engraving after Gustav Schoenleber (Bietigheim 1851 – Karlsruhe 1917) by or for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1880-81.) Inscribed: A. Cloß. X. I., otherwise typographically as above. 8⅝ × 6⅛ in (21.9 × 15.7 cm).

Built in Eckernförde 1780/81 as cargo ship, 1786 the brig was bought by the shipowner Johann Wilhelm Siemen in Glückstadt on the Elbe and converted into a whaler. Taken over 1815 by shipowner Conrad Löhmann after the Continental System along with the Napoleonic occupation had ended, the Jungfrau Lucia remained under various skippers with varied, however increasingly lesser yield in the whaling trade. 1862 sold to a group headed by her then skipper and converted back into a cargo ship, she was now used mostly in the coal trade between England and Glückstadt, founded 1615 by Christian IV of Denmark as competition to Hamburg. Praised by her last owner and skipper for her sturdiness and tightness in spite of her age, Jungfrau Lucia and her crew are lost since departing Leith, Scotland, in late October 1880 with a cargo of coal.

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