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Into God's Hands

 A stormy sea -
the water 
looms endless -
cold and frigid;

We leave behind 
those we have loved
things we have known;

All my possessions
in one small suitcase -
are easy to pack;

What fate awaits us?

Together we came
with dread -
yet filled  with hope;

Into God's hands -
we placed our dreams
and our lives;

Deliver us all
from evil
Your kingdom come;

We thank You -
for this second chance
our lives anew.

Tiiu Roiser 
Dec. 2008



The Walnut Voyage Story in Video

"Destiny of a Tiny Ship"


Toronto Estonian House  Photo courtesy of TRAs part of their year-end activities, on April  9th, 2011, the Estonian Ethnographic Society in Canada invited a speaker to the Toronto Estonian House to make a presentation concerning the Walnut voyage.  

Tiiu Roiser introduces the video.  Photo courtesy of Nick ChorowiecRather than a simple slide show, Tiiu Roiser decided to put together a documentary-type 30-min. video outlining the Walnut ship voyage.  Entitled "Destiny of a Tiny Ship", the video addresses the reasons Walnut passengers decided to undertake the journey and documents the journey itself.  Think of the video as a short synopsis of all the materials found on this website.

Many thanks to the passengers who have so kindly donated their photographs, materials, stories and music.  Without their support and materials, this video would not be possible.   Copies of the video may be ordered from the webmaster.


Left: Tiiu Roiser introduces the video.





Individuals attending the viewing of "Destiny of a Tiny Ship"  Photo courtesy of Nick Chorowiec

The event was well attended 
with many Walnut passengers in the audience.

Many Walnut passengers were in the viewing audience.  Photo courtesy of TR.

Walnut passengers attend the viewing.  Photo courtesy of TR

Walnut passengers attending the event.


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"Destiny of a Tiny Ship"


If browser doesn't automatically download, click HERE to go to video at original YouTube website.

Music featured in the video
"Grasping Whispers"; Tears of the Forest"; "The Coming of Change" are with special thanks for the time and generous contribution of Jimmy Gelhaar
made available at http://www.jimmyg.us ~ Licensed under Creative Commons  "Attribution 3.0"

"Atlantean Twilight"; "Dark Times"; "Spring Thaw"; "With the Sea" are courtesy of Kevin MacLeod
made available at www.incompetech.com ~ Licensed under Creative Commons  "Attribution 3.0"


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I thank all the individuals who have graciously allowed us to post their images and stories on this website.  A list of contributors appears on the links page.
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