Remembering the Golden Venture

Twenty years ago, at the height of an exodus of migrants from Fujian Province in Southeast China to NYC, the Golden Venture shipwreck became a milestone of immigration history. Today, 21 of the men caught up in US immigration policy are continuing their struggle to become American citizens.


  1. 20th anniversary media coverage in English.

  2. New York City's Chinese language media covered the 20th anniversary extensively. Here some highlights that include the York, PA anniversary vigil, the story of a son who was able to locate his father's grave for the first time, reflections by film maker Peter Cohn and his wife,  an interview with Sister Ping, personal recollections by York College historian Zehao Zhou, and lots of other recaps.
  3. Watch this! Coast Guard footage from the 1993 rescue operation, and Peter Cohn's in-depth documentary on the Golden Venture case.

  4. Tragic Case of the Golden Venture
  5. Golden Venture - Trailer for the Documentary