first_imgWATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT CORP.–Irish Emigrant Tall Ship to VisitHalifax The Jeanie Johnston, a replica of a 19th-century Irish emigranttall ship, arrives at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 for a four-day visit in Halifax. While in port, the Jeanie Johnston will be docked at Queen’sWharf North on the Halifax waterfront. The ship will be open forpublic tours Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 1 between10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The original Jeanie Johnston was built in Quebec by notedScottish-born shipbuilder John Munn, in 1847. The current replicais an exact copy of the original square-sterned, three-mastedbarque. It was built at Blennerville, County Kerry, Ireland. During port visits, the ship transforms into a museum-qualityexperience, featuring artifacts and the lives of the crew as itwas during voyages in the 19th century. The vessel was launchedin Ireland in 2002 and for the past six months has been involvedin a tour of North American ports. The ship arrives in Halifax from St. Andrews, N.B. It departs onTuesday, Sept. 2 for Miramichi, N.B. then travels on to Montrealand Quebec City before heading back to Atlantic Canada for avisit to St. John’s, NL. The Charitable Irish Society sees the visit of the JeanieJohnston as an opportunity to highlight Halifax’s rich Irishculture and heritage. The society will be helping the captain andcrew with ticket and merchandise sales and with staffing of thegangways. Admission fees for tours are $8 for adults, $5 for children over10 years and free for children 10 years and under. The familyrate is $20. The visit of the Jeanie Johnston was organized by Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, a provincial Crown corporation,as part of its Visiting Ships Program. For more information on the visit, contact the corporation at902-422-0341 or by e-mail at [email protected] . Information on the Jeanie Johnston is available on the Web siteat www.jeaniejohnston.com .last_img