New Life in an Old Terminal
The exhibit and database were opened for use on August 19th, 1999 by the former Lower Saxon Minister of Economics and Transportation, Dr. Peter Fischer.
In celebration of the event, the Peter Deilmann Shipping Company dispatched its ocean liner, the MS "Deutschland" to depart the docks of the Steubenhoeft en route for New York in a event retracing the historical route for the first time in nearly thirty years. The trip was accentuated by on-board lectures and thematic excursions dealing with the Cuxhaven-Ellis Island route.
he Hapag-Terminal of Cuxhaven, likewise, served as an interesting travel destination and conference center for numerous groups conducting studies on north German emigration. The Society for German-American Studies (SGAS) and The Association of European Migration Institutions (AEMI) were just two to name a few during the summer of 2000.