Immigration Journal #1 Getting ready to go to America I was all packed and ready for the journey. I was very frightened, because I was leaving the only place I knew. My family was not coming with me and I missed them. I was riding a stinky old steamboat to America. I was not excited for the long journey to America. The food smelled bad and I was uncomfortable, but I was going to America so I tried to keep my thoughts on that. At least I was waking up to a better life in America.
Dear Elena, I finally made it to America! The journey from Italy was definitely more challenging than I would have expected. When I first decided I would move here, I didn't expect the amount of storms that we hit. On the week journey, there was only a few days when it did not rain. We were so close together in the bottom of the ship that there was barely any room to breathe! I was barely allowed on the upper decks, which made the lower deck seem so much more crowded. I heard someone say that there was around 3,000 people on the ship alone, and most of them were in steerage class with me. I didn't get the opportunity to change my clothing, and we were only allowed to shower in salt water, if at all. The meals consisted of soups or stews throughout
Right after all the fresh red rose petals were released into the river, something for real amazing happened. Nobody ever expected this to happen and nobody could ever plan for this to happen. Suddenly my dad yells “Look at all those geese flying over!”
As I boarded the ship the first thought that crossed my head was freedom. I just hoped that the trip wouldn't take to long. I found out I would be sleeping in the steerage of the ship which is a terrible place to be in. I would have rather slept on the floor. Then it only got worse, we had to use a bucket to use the bathroom. The ship ride was horrible, I get sick easily and I knew if I where to get sick I wouldn't recover and I didn't won't to enter America sick. Day after day the boat moved side to side. I was afraid the boat would roll over, and not to mention the smell. If I had a nickel for every time someone puked or gagged, I would have been 1st class.
Iceberg right ahead!" These words foreshadow one of the sea's most tragic disasters of all time. The Titanic will always be remembered for what happened after those fearful words were said. What most don't think of is the many other facts that surround the greatness that the Titanic was supposed to be. What was the ship like before the infamous tragedy? Who were the people on board the maiden voyage of the Titanic? What could the crew and builders have done to save passengers? These questions and their answers only add to the mystery, grandeur, and sorrow of what will be forever remembered in history.
“Are we there yet?” I asked with boredom as we crossed the Michigan border. “ We’ll be there soon.” My mom announced excitedly from the front seat of the car. We had finally made it to my grandmas and grandpas house in Michigan after a five hour long car ride, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and a day later something shocking happened.
The next day of traveling back home was not bad at all. It was another voyage at sea, yet I was not seasick at all. The crew was shockingly delightful and supported my cause.
I came to New York City believing I will find a guaranteed job here, since they are in need of unskilled labor. I choose to come here so I won’t feel home sick since my Irish brothers are here. I stayed in the steerage. It was tiny, filthy filled with people
The Struggle of Traveling My family is leaving Poland and leaving everything behind to come to America. My name Amelia Kiernan. It is the year 1893 and I am 17 years old. I´m really upset about leaving everything behind but am excited to be coming to America. We have a little
It’s a good thing I grabbed my diary before I went to the deck. The few days on board, I got to know many women who also had to leave their loved ones to keep their children safe. There was no food or any emergency supplies. After being so pampered
In geology, it would be known as a debris flow. Debris flows amass in stream valleys and more or less resemble fresh concrete. They consist of water mixed with a good deal of solid material, most of which is about sand size. Some of it is Chevrolet size. Boulders bigger
On our vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN we visited the Titanic. The titanic is known as the "Ship of Dreams" a great luxury ship that sailed at noon on April 10, 1912 from Southampton, England. Even though the Titanic was touted as “unsinkable", four days later, the dreams and aspirations of both designers and passengers would realize that the Titanic was
“Please come downstairs young man, I'm making tea and ginger biscuits.” Her voice requesting him down on the ground floor. He could already feel himself going down the stairs, although, not completely in control of himself. It was almost as if he was being pulled by some invisible force. He wanted to believe very badly that there was nothing wrong, but it seemed that every moment the