Tales from the Famine Ship Looshtauk
Sit in an amphitheatre surrounded by nature and learn about the fates of Irish immigrants fleeing the Potato Famine through the gripping tales told by the character of Captain Thain. Dressed in traditional 1840s attire, Thain recounts his time as the captain of the famine ship Looshtauk, which landed on the banks of Middle Island after a harrowing journey at sea. You can also tour the island, including sandy beaches and scenic trails, with Captain Thain as he brings to life the rich details of the ship, its voyage, and the fortunes of the passengers. Those who survived the crossing went on to settle in the region where they celebrate their heritage each year at Canada’s Irish Festival on the Miramichi.
This great experience is offered at
Middle Island Irish Historical Park