Emerald World Pictures presents
Kites Fly Highest Against the Wind
A charismatic Irish missionary schools hardened sailors at
"The Floating Church of our Savior" - Pike Slip, NYC, 1858-1866.
A 16 year old runs off to join a Scottish regiment fighting in India. After surviving near death experiences and horrors whilst serving in the Royal Navy (India, Singapore, Brazil, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands, Honolulu, San Francisco, China) he would become a lay missionary at "The Floating Church" moored amongst International sea vessels in NYC, where his song and verse became legend.
Help us to make an award winning Limited Series based on his true story.
Executive Producer - Kelly E. Nelson
Snapshot from one of Byrne's journals.
John Byrne - Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
The Seamen's Retreat
US Marine Hospital
NYC Draft/Race Riots
Still photo from "Gangs of New York" shows Irish immigrants arriving in NYC
"The Floating Church of Our Savior" Pike Slip, NYC
Emerald World Pictures presents The Floating Church, Copyright 2021