Starbucks Kiel Icon Mug

ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS KIEL ICON MUG

Starbucks Kiel Icon Mug front design features the Sea Cloud.  

The Sea Cloud is sailing cruise ship of the Sea Cloud Cruises line

Initially built as a private yacht, it subsequently served as a weather ship for the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy during World War II.

The ship served as the first racially integrated warship in the United States Armed Forces since the American Civil War.

Originally a private yacht, she was transferred to the Coast Guard and then to the Navy during World War II. Following the war, Sea Cloud was returned to private ownership, serving as a yacht for numerous people, including as presidential yacht of the ruler of the Dominican Republic.

The ship currently sails in Europe and the Caribbean as part of a fleet of sail cruise ships operated by Sea Cloud Cruises

GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. ‘ Sea Cloud was built in Kiel, Germany as a Barque for E. F. Hutton & Co. She was launched in 1931 as the Hussar II;

at the time of her construction, she was the largest private yacht in the world

In 1935, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph E. Davies obtained the ship after marrying Hutton’s ex-wife Marjorie Merriweather. Davies renamed the ship Sea Cloud. As a man with political influence, Davies entertained many high profile people on the ship, including Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. The ship even served as an informal embassy, as Soviet and United States officials stayed and met on the vessel.

Mug # 68 | Kiel Starbucks Icon MugStarbucks Kiel Icon Mug back design

Mug # 68 | Kiel Starbucks Icon MugABOUT KIEL

Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Situated approximately 90 kilometers north of Hamburg, due to its geographic location in the north of Germany, the southeast of the Jutland peninsula, and the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea,

Kiel has become one of the major maritime centers of Germany

The city is known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual

Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world

The Olympic sailing competitions of the 1936 and the 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Kiel. Kiel has also been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy’s Baltic fleet, and continues to be a major high-tech shipbuilding center. Located in Kiel is the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel. Kiel is an important sea transport hub, thanks to its location at the Kiel Fjord and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, Kiel Canal. A number of passenger ferries to Sweden, Norway and other countries operate from here. Moreover, today Kiel harbor is an important port of call for cruise ships touring the Baltic Sea. Within Germany and parts of Europe, the city is known for its leading handball team, THW Kiel. The city is home to the University of Kiel, established in 1665.

REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS KIEL ICON MUG

Starbucks Kiel is one of the 30 icon mug sin Germany.  It is still available in stores.

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