When:
Monday, Mar 16, 2020 6:00p -
8:00p

Where:
USS Constitution Museum, Building 22
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History

Event website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voyage-of-mercy-book-launch-tickets-92950735151

Learn about the incredible journey of the USS Jamestown, whose 1847 mission brought aid across the Atlantic during the Irish Famine.


In 1847, the USS Jamestown set sail from the Charlestown Navy Yard loaded with food to ease suffering during the famine in Ireland.


More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine, transporting the starving and the destitute away from their stricken homeland. The first vessel to sail in the other direction, to help the millions unable to escape, was the USS Jamestown.


This unprecedented voyage became what is now recognized as America's first major humanitarian relief effort, and set the stage for future missions that would establish the country as a leader in international aid.


Come hear the remarkable story at at the site where it all began with the launch of Stephen Puleo’s new book Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America’s First Humanitarian Mission


Event will include an author talk followed by a book signing and reception featuring traditional Irish music. Seating is limited, and advance registration is recommended. *Please remember to cancel your registration if you are no longer able to attend, so that others may enjoy this free event.*


About the Author:


STEPHEN PULEO is a historian, teacher, public speaker, and the author of seven books, including the national bestsellers Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 and American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. For more information, please visit: www.stephenpuleo.com

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