EXPLORE: The Irish at Passamaquoddy Bay

 

This cross stands as a memorial to these ancestors of today’s Canadians at St. Andrews, NB.

Almost everyone has heard of the potato famine in Ireland and the mass emigration that it triggered. Many of these folks survived harsh conditions at sea and arrived at various places along the coast of the northeast, including Bay of Fundy ports like St. Andrews and Saint John. This celtic cross looks out across Passamaquoddy Bay to the quarantine islands where many lost their lives but where many more began a vital new lives here in the Bay of Fundy … lives that have contributed significantly at all levels of the community.

 

 

 

Hospital Island on the left. Hardwood Island on the right.

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