THE ASSOCIATION

The replacement of the rigging was just the beginning: when the Passat was listed as a historic monument in 1978, the ship was in a worrying condition and urgent action was required.

As early as 1959 the PASSAT had been bought by the Hanseatic city of Lübeck for 315,000 DM. In 1979, the members of the then sports committee of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck decided to found a non-profit association whose name is also its aim: „Rettet die Passat e. V.“ ("Save the Passat e. V. ").

And there was a lot to save: The famous four-masted barque, which had been launched in 1911, needed much more than the new rigging, the replacement of which the newly founded association had already begun in 1979. Over the years, thanks to enormous donations, the association was able to contribute decisively to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck being able to carry out vast amounts of work, and funding initiatives – from the complete renovation in 1997/98 to the installation of a modern galley and a "bridal suite", to the installation of a cogeneration unit to toilets and safety features and the establishment of a fully functional radio booth to exhibitions and demonstration models.

The Passat has been in a "rescued" state for around 40 years and is one of the most beautiful and proud museum ships in Germany today. But the preservation of such an unique ship will continue to require additional work and funding initiatives in the future. Therefore it is important that the association continues on and is able to continue on. All members are still working on a voluntary basis, meaning that the cash and non-cash donations really do benefit the ship 100%.

Support the association and contribute to the preservation of the Passat!

THE FOUNDATION

At the initiative of Ingo Petersen and the association "Rettet die Passat e.V.", a charitable foundation was founded in 1991 named the Passat Foundation. Donations in the form of gifts and bequests are being invested by the foundation in order to implement the foundation's purpose.

The association and the foundation work together to preserve the Passat as a monument to the history of seafaring and to preserve and pass on the knowledge and stories of the last tall ships.

THE ARCHIVES

Since the year 2000 the PASSAT has also been the home of a unique archive. Peter Kraus and Hermann Müller have collected bequests, photos, correspondence, construction drawings, log books, freight documents and many other documents on the history of the four-masted barques Pamir and Passat. The documents are currently being digitized on an ongoing basis.

The archive is maintained by two volunteer archivists and is available to external users upon request.

Contact person:

Hartmut Haase
Priwallpromenade 3 a
23570 Lübeck-Travemünde
Email: info@rettetdiepassat.de

BECOME A MEMBER

Do you want to help preserve the PASSAT for future generations? Become a member of the association "Rettet die PASSAT e.V."!

You can download an application form here.

 
 

THE ASSOCIATION

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The replacement of the rigging was just the beginning: when the Passat was listed as a historic monument in 1978, the ship was in a worrying condition and urgent action was required.

As early as 1959 the PASSAT had been bought by the Hanseatic city of Lübeck for 315,000 DM. In 1979, the members of the then sports committee of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck decided to found a non-profit association whose name is also its aim: „Rettet die Passat e. V.“ ("Save the Passat e. V. ").

And there was a lot to save: The famous four-masted barque, which had been launched in 1911, needed much more than the new rigging, the replacement of which the newly founded association had already begun in 1979. Over the years, thanks to enormous donations, the association was able to contribute decisively to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck being able to carry out vast amounts of work, and funding initiatives – from the complete renovation in 1997/98 to the installation of a modern galley and a "bridal suite", to the installation of a cogeneration unit to toilets and safety features and the establishment of a fully functional radio booth to exhibitions and demonstration models.

The Passat has been in a "rescued" state for around 40 years and is one of the most beautiful and proud museum ships in Germany today. But the preservation of such an unique ship will continue to require additional work and funding initiatives in the future. Therefore it is important that the association continues on and is able to continue on. All members are still working on a voluntary basis, meaning that the cash and non-cash donations really do benefit the ship 100%.

Support the association and contribute to the preservation of the Passat!

THE FOUNDATION

At the initiative of Ingo Petersen and the association "Rettet die Passat e.V.", a charitable foundation was founded in 1991 named the Passat Foundation. Donations in the form of gifts and bequests are being invested by the foundation in order to implement the foundation's purpose.

The association and the foundation work together to preserve the Passat as a monument to the history of seafaring and to preserve and pass on the knowledge and stories of the last tall ships.

THE ARCHIVES

Since the year 2000 the PASSAT has also been the home of a unique archive. Peter Kraus and Hermann Müller have collected bequests, photos, correspondence, construction drawings, log books, freight documents and many other documents on the history of the four-masted barques Pamir and Passat. The documents are currently being digitized on an ongoing basis.

The archive is maintained by two volunteer archivists and is available to external users upon request.

Contact person:

Hartmut Haase
Priwallpromenade 3 a
23570 Lübeck-Travemünde
Email: info@rettetdiepassat.de

BECOME A MEMBER

Do you want to help preserve the PASSAT for future generations? Become a member of the association "Rettet die PASSAT e.V."!

You can download an application form here.