Harbour trip with the steamer. By this, one could see a bit how to maintain and make it function. The stoker's place is infront supplying the boiler with anthracite, another person is permanently busy to care for all the little age problems of the nearly 100 years old engine.
And there is another very important job, all owners and caretakers of the Wilhelmshaven steamers really, really enjoyed: blowing the steam whistle. One of them used to begin and all currently running steam engines - from the big ice breakers to the fire hose - enthusiastic fell in. Anybody trying to sound even more original than all the others who had tryed before. It's like a concert of joy: Haaa! We're still existing but not even yet getting distinguished! Seldom I enjoyed a racket that much.