For part one see here

Having gone down the Irish street we entered the docking area to the ship that would take us to the American side:

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And yes, that is my husband carrying my hand bag.  He carried it so I could take photos.  It takes a very confident man to carry a woman’s bag and wear pink crocs (not allowed to show that picture!).  Thanks sweetheart!

We went to get our tickets:

The ticket office
The ticket office
Inside the ticket office
Inside the ticket office

And then boarded the ship:

The outside of the ship
The outside of the ship
Boarding it
Boarding it

Aboard the ship we were able to look at the sleeping arrangements:

The bunks which lined the entire lower deck
The bunks which lined the entire lower deck
And a close up of an individual bed.  I'm thinking not very, very comfortable.
And a close up of an individual bed. I’m thinking not very, very comfortable.  Also I’m 5 foot 9 and I know my feet would stick out quite a considerable distance.  I guess the average traveller was much shorter back in the 1800’s

We saw the food preparation area:

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We went upstairs to the top deck via some very steep steps:

The front of the ship
The front of the ship
The middle of the ship where a man stocks the fire
The middle of the ship where a man stokes the fire
And the back of the ship
And the back of the ship
The chickens kept in a cage for eggs and meat
The chickens kept in a cage for eggs and meat

And finally we left the ship to enter America:

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I’ll post on the American side tomorrow.

20 comments on “Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 2

  1. This sounds fantastic. I hadn’t heard about this before but this reminds me that we need to visit Northern Ireland sometime!

  2. The pink crocs are for private use only!!

  3. Wow! What an awesome museum. I can’t wait to hear about the rest tomorrow.
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. Wow, so much to see just on that one ship! Looking forward to tomorrow’s post. 🙂

  5. What a great museum. Looks like y’all had a great time. The first time I read your blog, I knew we had much in common. Now, I know our husbands have a lot in common, also:) Have a wonderful day!

  6. I love that museum. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is amazing how much they went through to get to America.

  7. What an awesome trip! I look forward to the next post! What a wonderful experience for you and your family!

  8. I think, and I may be wrong, we’re about 6 inches taller in general than they were.

  9. Gracegirl

    hmmm…. I have a suspicion I would have knocked myself senseless OFTEN in those days. I am 1.78 m tall…. sorry… we don’t do inches and feet this side of the pond, but either way, I too would have struggled in those sleeping quarters! I would love to see that Museum… I have a deep love (read: obsession) of museums of all kind. 😉

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