With a total population of 173,000 Basle is Switzerland’s second largest city. It is situated at an old Rhine crossing between the Jura and the Black Forest. Both Germany and France are very close. The city consists of two parts. Gross-Basel (Greater Basle) the commercial and cultural center, and Klein-Basel (Little Basle), the industrial center! Basle’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry enjoys world-famous reputation. The other mam industries are electrical equipment and machinery. The famous Swiss Trade Fair takes place in Basle every year (April-May). The Basler Fasnacht (Carnival) is also very popular.
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Ltd was the registered owner and R. Mackie and Co. became the manager. From 1904, Halfdan Kuhnle in Bergen, Norway was the registered owner and she was renamed Geir, with the designated code recognition signal letters MBJN. BoT Wreck Return 1908, Appendix C, Table 1, p. 128 (332); LCR 1908 p. 8 (h); The History of the Seahouses Lifeboats by J. Morris. Another ship that came to grief on the Knavestone was the Gefle-registered steamer Emma which stranded there on Wednesday, 9 December 1914, while carrying a cargo of wood pulp and pig iron from Sundsvall to Manchester. The Emma, however, drifted off the Knavestone unseen and during the next few days disappeared, after being blown away in gale-force winds and heavy weather.
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