The Danzig Steamboat was a monthly magazine first published in Danzig in November 1831 .
The magazine with the subtitle "Journal for Spirit, Humor, Satire, Poetry, World and People's Life, Art, Literature and Theater" was founded by the writer and journalist Wilhelm Schumacher , who was born on January 3rd, 1800 in Gdansk . When he died in 1837, Julius Lasker successfully took over the paper.
A few years later, Das Dampfboot was published as a weekly newspaper and had a circulation of around 1500 copies. The last edition appeared in 1879.
In the April 14, 1838 edition, the article was published The Ghostly Rider. A travel adventure published. This story inspired Theodor Storm to write his novella Der Schimmelreiter , published in April 1888 .
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- Danzig steamboat for spirit, humor, satire, poetry, world and folk life, correspondence, art, literature and theater. In: Newspaper Information System (ZEFYS) of the Berlin State Library . Retrieved November 15, 2018 .