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Overseas Immigration in Olden Days

Immigrants on sailing ship in 1849

Holding Their Breath While Yearning to Breathe Free: Immigrant Hardships During Ocean Voyages to America O voyagers, O seamen, You who came to port, and you whose bodies Will suffer the trial and judgement of the sea… ~T.S. Eliot., The Dry Salvages (No. 3 of Four Quartets) In 1913 my maternal grandmother, Katarzyna Tymeczko, by herself at age 17, journeyed for ten… read more >>