Dr Lindemann inspecting canoe, unloaded from ship, canoe being made, map showing route.
Dr Lindemann sailed the Atlantic in a native canoe. Dr Lindemann 33 years old accomplished the feat in 65 days. The boat is 73 cm broad and 7,80 long. Dr Lindemann managed the trip with a minimum of navigation knowledge and equipment the 3,400 sea miles from Las Palmas to St Croix (West India) is a world record. During the trip he was troubled less by hunger than by want of hunger than by want of sleep. He only lost 10 pounds. Arriving in in Hamburg on board the Swiss ship 'Cristallina' the bachelor-surgeon was warmly welcomed.
LS. Swiss ship "Cristallina" unloading at dock side. MS. Dr. Hannes Lindemann's canoe being raised from the hold. Various shots, the canoe being unloaded and Dr. Lindemann inspecting it. Various shots, showing the boat being made (man sculpting hollow out of what looks like one piece of wood), and launched. CU. From boat, showing mast, and sea. CU. Bird in water. CU. Whale in water. CU. From boat, pan up to sails MS. Native band playing instruments (2 shots) CU. Chart, showing route Dr. Lindemann took. MS. Smiling Dr. Lindemann walking along deck and being greeted.