Sights and Attractions in Zurich Switzerland

SIGHTS

Bahnhofstrasse (main shopping street, extending from the main station to the lake), Fraumiinster (a 3-aisled pillared basilica with a Gothic nave, 5 stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, 1970); GroBmiinster (the city’s most important Protestant church, Romanesque, llth-13th c.); Miinsterhof (a historic old square); Rathaus (Town Hall, late Renaissance, here the cantonal and communal councils meet); St. Peter’s Church (Late Romanesque choir, Baroque nave, 1705); Schauspielhaus (Theater, one of the most renowned of the German-speaking countries); Zunfthaus zur Meisen (Late Baroque guild-house).

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 On 4 January 1850, the British schooner Brave of Inverness was lost to the Knavestone and all hands were lost. The sailing vessel Plough struck the Knavestone and sank with all hands on 12 December 1850. Early in the morning of 18 February 1908, the Norwegian iron steamer Geir, with captain Johannes Bru in command, ran aground on the Knavestone Rock during a snowstorm and a NNE force 8 gale; the vessel was in ballast and on passage from Bergen for Blyth. At 1200 hrs, the master had Bell Rock lighthouse in a WNW direction and about 10 nautical miles distant. At 1600 hrs, he reckoned that St. Abb’s Head Lighthouse was in a WSW direction and approximately 10 nautical miles away. From that point the course was set: SSW, about lA E, to get clear of the Longstone light. However at 1815 hrs, the master had the lighthouse on the starboard side, approximately in southwest to west and the ship was quite close to land. Before he started the hard starboard turn of the rudder, the ship ran aground on Knavestone Rocks. The North Sunderland (Seahouses) self-righting lifeboat Forster Fawsett was launched in pitch darkness at 1900 hrs and went to her aid.

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