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Running head: JOURNAL ENTRY 1 i Journal Entry Steven Barry ETH 125 February 20, 2011 Nancy Messer
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JOURNAL ENTRY 2 Journal Entry My name is Shamus O’Kelly and this is my story why I came to America and the troubles and hardships I had to deal with throughout my life. The year is 1850 and my family and I are leaving Ireland like many others who are looking to start new lives in America because of the Great Famine that is ravaging through our once great country. We have booked passage to New York on the great ship Star of the Sea and it should only take us two weeks before we arrive in America. The first week on the ship started off ok the passenger quarter were not the greatest but nobody really took care to them because they were dreaming of their new lives in America. Towards the end of the week the shimmers in the people’s eyes began to fade away as they saw more people starving and becoming sick, reality was setting in that not all of us were going to make the long journey. As time passed living conditions on the ship deteriorated quickly the crew was doing their best to help but as I feared there was little they could do. As the end of two weeks approached people were becoming
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