My Jamaican Voyage
by David Dossett
(Kingston, Ontario Canada)
United Fruit Company building at Port Morant
Jamaica50 Entry #24 -My Jamaican Voyage
Last September I had a trip to Jamaica that was truly unique. It was a voyage to the past - a journey to uncover my family's roots.
I knew that my grandfather and his family had lived in the May Hill-Alligator Pond area and that they came to Canada in 1907, but I did not know that they had moved to Kingston just a few years before the great earthquake of 1907. I discovered that on my trip.
I also discovered that the United Fruit Company building at Port Morant was still standing. This was the last piece of Jamaican soil that they set foot on - never to return again!
The whole experience was overwhelming and I was often in tears. All of it was filmed by the crew of The Generations Project, a TV show on BTUTV. You can see the episode online here
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