The people are in Northern Ireland anticipating the crossing of the Atlantic to a new life in America.
The Martha & Eliza encounters a terrible storm, both masts are lost.
Having endured a 17 week crossing, dismasting, and the death of many comrades at sea, the survivors are left on Grand Manan Island.
It is winter on Grand Manan. Many survivors have been taken to Pemaquid but some have been left behind.
Among the marooned are a mother and child.
After many trials the survivors find a home in the New World. Several of the women marry local men and their descendants remain in many mid-coast communities.
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