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The Busse monument

The first German steam trawler SAGITTA went to sea in 1885. Her owner was the Geestemünde ship-owner Friedrich Busse (1835-1898). In 1935, on the occasion of the German trawling industry's 50th anniversary, a memorial was planned to commemorate all the fishermen lost at sea as well as Busse, who had pioneered the modern German fish industry. The famous German architect Professor Fritz Höger (1877-1949), an exponent of contemporary expressionism, had designed the famous Chile House at Hamburg and the Town Hall of Wilhelmshaven. He also drew up the plans for the new memorial, unveiled by Göring on October 24th 1936.

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