Sept 9, 2016 — Alaska Dispatch News: Ship’s manifest evokes memories and mysteries


Courtesy of Ken Landfield/Alaska Dispatch News.

“It’s remarkable how much information is on that sheet of paper, mostly typed with some handwritten notations,” muses Ken Landfield in an opinion piece for Alaska Dispatch News. The piece of paper in question is the ship’s manifest from the voyage that brought Landfield’s parents (and many other passengers) across the Atlantic to the United States.

Click here for more from Landfield on the immigrant experience in 1952, American pride, and peanut butter and root beer.