WA Post 30Mar1906 Rhein Waldersee ships race
insisted the between that pre- BACED ACBOSS THE OCEAN. Two German Liners in Sight of Each Other for Ten Days. of and *clal lo The \Vaul Ington Post. New York, Marcli 29.-^WIthJn eacli other for ten days, passing repassing five times, the steamers Rhein and Graf Waldersee, of rival lines,,finished lines,,finished a 3,000-mile race to-day pnly itwenty- five minutes apart. The Rhein won. the navigators of the. Waldersee insist that it was fog which prevented their vessel from finishing off Sandy Hook flrst. The Waldersee, of the Hamburg-American Hamburg-American line, and the Rhein, of the North German Lloyd, left Germany on March 17. The two ships came abreast of each off the Lizard in the English Channel the morning of March 19. Tlien it was and tuck. Speaking of the contest, Capt. A. Krech, of the Waldersee, said: "Whence slept -the Rhein went When the people of the Rhein slept put on more coal. It was anybody's all the wa over." Between the Lizard and ithe End of England the Rhein forged ahead. At light of the ^Oth from ithe Waldersea could be seen the smok of the Rhein the horizon to the soutnward. Night set in withi the Graf Waidersee just a Hbtle ahead of her rival. During the next five days the engineers on ships did their utmost. Shortly after on the 25th the Rhein passed the Waldersee The band of ithe Rhein played Ing Is Pain," while the musicians on \\ nklersee broke out with "Give My irArds to Broadway." 'Hi- next morning when the fo the Waldersee was ahead. They changed placiR twice after that, and the Rhein reached Sandy Hook first. The captain o f 'the Waldersee said he lost time srrund fog, which caused him to go fai to the south.