Floating Museum Shows Irish-Americans What Ancestors Encountered. ℘℘℘ In 1848 it would cost you $5.50 to cross the Atlantic from Ireland on the sailing ship Jeanie Johnston. That fare represented half a year’s wages for an Irish laborer hoping to start a new life in America. Today, for $7.00 you can buy a ticket toRead more..
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After many false starts, the Jeanie Johnston famine ship replica is on its way to the United States. ℘℘℘ If there is a symbol of the trials and tribulations of getting the Irish replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston to sea on its homage to history, Tom Kindre is the poster boy. When Tom McCarthy, theRead more..
The arrival of the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston in the U.S. has been postponed until spring 2001. The Jeanie Johnston Project had originally hoped to bring the ship to the U.S. later this year and winter her on the East Coast, but decided against this because of concerns about the weather. However, Kerry countyRead more..