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The Emergancy Box

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

We all know how hard it is to find a present for someone who already has everything. Some of the crewmembers of the ?Cap San Marco? had often been in ...

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A Four-Legged Treasure

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

He?s climbing up the wall in our large entry hall as though he were still trying to escape the hunter whose bullet found him ? this ocelot from South America. ...

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An Unsolved Riddle

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

Whenever we hear the term ?dream destination? many can immediately think of a place we are longing to visit. For me, ?Vanuatu? was such a dream, but my plans to ...

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A Treasure in the Room of Silence

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

When the DUCKDALBEN chapel ?Room of Silence? was first furnished, Ju?rgen Bielfeldt was the chairman of the German Seaman?s Missions. Through his son-in-law Samih he had met Salameh Janini, a ...

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Eighty-One

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

They first appeared in the DUCKDALBEN clubroom ? these life buoys from ships all over the world. They took over the entire ceiling until it was full, then spread out ...

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The Lenten Veil

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

Some of you might have heard about the so-called ?Lenten veils? from the Catholic relief organization Misereor, which were introduced in 1976 and created every second year, always from ...

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Frost

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

One of the walls in our billiard room is filled with pictures showing romantic tropical landscapes ? and in the middle is a painting of an iced-over ship that literally ...

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The Festive Gown

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

Our volunteer Ursula still clearly remembers: it was a Tuesday when she first met the crew from a bulk carrier from Algeria that was moored at Pier 80/81. Tuesdays were ...

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The Chinese Vase

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

Anyone who uses one of the telephone booths on the right-hand side of our entry hall probably isn?t aware that several herds of elephants are marching along above his head, ...

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The Seven Signposts

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

We encounter them in airports, hospitals or train stations ? signs directing us to a chapel, a ?Room of Silence? or ?Prayer Room?. On the circular stairway in DUCKDALBEN?s large ...

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Talking Pictures

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

?After seven months at sea, your longing for home gets stronger and stronger.?This is the caption on the watercolour portrait of Yunus, a seaman from the Philippines. All told, portraits ...

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Hidden Treasures

    Schatzkiste  # 0  30.November.2020

DUCKDALBEN?s ?hidden treasures? ? every one is a keepsake. It?s not always easy to uncover their secrets, and describing their stories in just a few words is nearly impossible. ...