Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Jeanie Johnston"

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Jeanie Johnston, Ken Brack, Philadelphia , June 2003

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Ken Brack,
June 2003

Jeanie Johnston, Keith Nolan, Fenit Harbour , 02/2003

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Keith Nolan,
Fenit Harbour,

Jeanie Johnston, Thad Koza (, West Palm Beach , 04/2003

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Thad Koza (,
West Palm Beach,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Jeanie Johnston
Registered port:Tralee
Type of rigging:BARK
Year built:2000
Yard:Blennerville Shipyard Tralee
Overall length:45.00 m
Breadth:8.00 m
Draught:4.10 m
Sail area:645 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:560 PS
Engine:2 * Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 25 Nov 2003

  • replica of the original "Jeanie Johnston" (1847-58), an Irish 19th century emigrant ship built in Quebec, owned by the Donovan family from Tralee, brought Irish emigrants fleeing the potato famine to the US during the Great Famine.
  • rebuilt in Tralee, County Kerry, supported by the Irish Government, municipal authorities and a lot of friends of the Jeanie Johnston in Ireland, the United States and Canada.
  • a seagoing vessel as well as a living history exhibition, will offer sail training opportunities.
  • launched in May 2,000 by the patron of the project, the President of Ireland Mary McAleese, after some delay she was completed until spring 2002.
  • left County Kerry, Ireland for the United States & Canada in February 2003, during her North America tour she visited ports on the American and Canadian Atlantic coast, retun to Ireland in October, 2003.

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Last tracked position of the ship Jeanie Johnston


Website (English, 07 Jun 2021):
The Jeanie Johnston: latest news, exhibition on board, history, contact address

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 95 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 188 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data