Maiden Voyage

The good rotor ship Buckau, with her whirling iron towers, came to anchor in Leith harbor. She had spent approximately six days at sea, bearing a cargo from Danzig via the Kiel Canal—about three days to Kiel and three days from Kiel to Leith. Her time was not good —tramp steamers make it in about two-thirds the time—but, during the entire voyage, she encountered storm and head winds that put her to a severe test. Moreover, during a good part of the voyage, she used her auxiliary...

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