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The Coffin Ships Lyrics. Young hearts born with grief Shall pay the penalty of truth A season of stolen youth Shall teach old hearts to break. It feels like I've been here before Here where the animals lay down to die So we stood alone on a distant shore Our broken spirits in rags and tatters. Nerve and muscle, heart and brains Lost to Ireland, lost in vain So you pause and you can almost hear The sounds, they echo down through the ages The creak of the burial cart Here in humiliation and sorrow Not mixed with indignation
In insurance terms, a "coffin ship" was one in poor condition that was overloaded and overinsured so it was more valuable to its owners if it sunk. Overloaded, overinsured ships frequently carried Irish emigrants over the Atlantic and were coffin ships of both types.
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Known as Coffin ships, the immigration ships commissioned during the Irish Famine to transport desperate, starving families to North America were overcrowded and often unseaworthy. Coffin ships – 1846/7. Diary of a coffin ship. More on Irish emigration. Coffin ships: historical context. Not all the ships that transported Irish emigrants from their homeland to Canada and America were coffin ships. The term 'coffin ship' is reserved for those that set sail during the Famine of the 1840s, often unseaworthy and uncrowded and nearly always with inadequate provisions of drinking water, food and sanitation.
Owners of coffin ships provided as little food, water, and living space as was legally possible – if they obeyed the law. at all. While coffin ships were the cheapest way to cross the Atlantic, mortality rates of 30% aboard the coffin ships were common
The Coffin Ships" as written by Alan Averill, Ciaran Williams, Paul Gawley, Simon O'leary and Michael Henry Flynn. It feels like I've been here before Here to where the animals lay down to die So we stood alone on a distant store Our broken spirits in rags and tatters. We do not have any tags for The Coffin Ships lyrics. The Darkest Flame Lyrics.
During the Famine period, an estimated half-million Irish were evicted from their cottages. Unscrupulous landlords used two methods to remove their penniless tenants. The first coffin ships headed for Quebec, Canada. The three thousand mile journey, depending on winds and the captain's skill, could take from 40 days to three months. Upon arrival in the Saint Lawrence River, the ships were supposed to be inspected for disease and any sick passengers removed to quarantine facilities on Grosse Isle, a small island thirty miles downstream from Quebec City.