1. The Irish Emigrant Experience

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    November 21, 2014 by irionjb

    The Dunbrody Famine Ship

    In light of the President’s message on immigration, it bears to remember that unless you’re American Indian, Native Alaskan, or …
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  2. A Tall Ship with a Mission

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    November 14, 2014 by irionjb

    Historic Vessel Vega

    The historic ketch Vega was built in Norway in 1892 as a deep-sea heavy load carrier for a cement factory.  With …
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  3. The Wickedest Place in Louisiana

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    October 31, 2014 by irionjb

    Map of the New Orleans region in 1720.

    When the decision was made in Paris in 1717 by John Law’s Company of the West to found a colony …
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  4. The Galleon San Salvador

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    October 30, 2014 by irionjb

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    The Maritime Museum of San Diego‘s ambitious project to build a full-sized, fully functional and historically accurate replica of Juan …
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  5. Rebuilding the frigate Hermione

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    October 28, 2014 by irionjb

    L'Hermione

    The rebuilding of the frigate that the Marquis de La Fayette took to America in 1780 to join the American …
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  6. Frigate Constitution launched 217 years ago this week

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    October 23, 2014 by irionjb

    Constitution

    The frigate U.S.S. Constitution was launched this week in 1797 at Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard, Boston Mass.  The ship is the oldest commissioned …
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  7. Columbus’ ship still lost

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    October 15, 2014 by irionjb

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    A team of experts dispatched by UNESCO to the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti announced Monday …
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