Many Irish immigrants fled to North America to escape the Potato Famine. In 1853 one of the last of these ships came to St. Andrews and descendants from those on board still live in the Town. It was therefore right and proper that the replica of this ship, the Jeanie Johnston included St. Andrews in her 2003 voyage up the Eastern Seaboard.
The Regional Development corporation of the Government of New Brunswick contributed $1000 towards the Return of the Jeanie Johnston to St. Andrews New Brunswick.
The final report on the JJ Return was sent to The Honorable Tony Huntjens, Minister of Family and Community Services. It was contained in two Microsoft Word files which have been translated into web pages listed and linked below:
After the visit, the organizers in Ireland requested that we send them copies of the clippings on her voyage. This page was created to give them access to scanned versions that could be reprinted for their purposes.
McLEANS MAGAZINE - a national magazine
QUODDY TIDES - an international weekly
COAST GUIDE - a yearly regional promotion
ST. CROIX COURIER - local a twice weekly
Updated on March 13, 2006 and © copyright 2006 Sheila Washburn
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