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July 07, 2016

Cobh Heritage Center Field Trip

Prof. Dan Brayton, Chief Historian and Environmental Studies Instructor

Today we had a field trip to the Cobh Heritage Center, a small maritime museum housed in the historic depot in Cobh, formerly Queenstown (and before that known as the Cove of Cork). Fueled by fish and chips served at a local restaurant, we learned about Irish emigration to the Americas, the Potato Famine, criminal transportation to Australia, the Titanic (Queenstown was her final port of call), and the torpedoing of the Lusitania in 1915, then we hopped back on the train and returned to the Cramer for a stick-to-your-ribs supper.

After supper the three assistant scientists gave a tag-team introductory talk on marine science and its role in the academic program. Tomorrow we head back down the River Lee and-winds and tides willing-out into the Celtic Sea, setting sail for Brittany and, one hopes, warmer weather.

- Dan

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Historic Seaports of Western Europe, • Topics: c268  port stops  ireland • (0) Comments
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