The Irish Emigrant Tall Ship Replica "Jeanie Johnston" Visits Palm Beach Maritime Museum on Peanut Island.
A replica of the Irish Famine Tall Ship "Jeanie Johnston" (Picture at right courtesy of STV Jeanie Johnston) arrived on 4/15/03 to Palm Beach Maritime Museum's docks on the south side of Peanut Island. The ship was open to the public for tours from the 19th through the 27th of April 2003.
The ship set sail from Fenit Harbor, Tralee, Ireland on 16 February 2003. She set sail from Tenerife, Canary Islands on Friday, 14 March 2003 and arrived at the Museum's docks on the 15th of April. The ship's captain followed the same course of trade winds Christopher Columbus followed on his discovery voyage to the New World.
From 1848-1855, the "Jeanie Johnston" carried over 2,500 Irish people across the Atlantic on the first step in a brave new adventure. In the process, the "Jeanie Johnston" accomplished a remarkable feat - no lives were ever lost on board.
The"Jeanie Johnston" was open for tours between 10 AM and 4 PM, Saturday 4/19/03 - Sunday 4/27/03 at the Museum's docks on Peanut Island and departed on 4/28/03 at 7:00 p.m. for Savannah, Georgia.
For up-to-date information about the ship's journey, please visit www.jeaniejohnston.ie.
The Palm Beach Maritime Museum and the International Children's Museum collaborated to make this visit possible.