This is a new John Fahey tune, what else ... It's in Open G tuning. I play with my Goldtone Weissenborn SM.
The first two pictures
0:55 and 2:00 shows the RUTHOF
The RUTHOF was build on the Christof Ruthof ship yard in Regensburg and launched on 21st. February 1923.
The side-paddle-steamtug had 25 crew, is 61.55m in length and 16,60m in beam, with 800 horse power on a "sloping" two piston steam engine, fired by either coal or heavy fuel, changed twice.
Consumption 1000 kg coal or 540 kg fuel per hour.
In 1944 the vessel ran on a mine in Hungary, sank and remained submerged in the Danube for 12 years. 1957 she was salvaged by the Hungarian shipping company MAHART and rendered service up to the mid 70-ties.
Inside the ship´s hold there are show-cases, exposing modern and ancient ship models, representing the history of Danube Shipping.
Furthermore you can walk through the engine- and boiler rooms, view the fuel- and coal tanks, one original crew accomodation, the kitchen and finally the bridge deck.
The last two pictures shows the WIELAND
Friederike Ebert née Wurl, the aunt of my greatgrandfather, was passenger on this ship when she settled from Nipperwiese in Pomerania to Beloit, Wisconsin in 1879.
2:57 The WIELAND in Hamburger Hafen
4:08 The WIELAND at Hoboken 1876