Freight Records

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
User avatar
cefalo2
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Nov 2005, 00:00
Contact:

Freight Records

Postby cefalo2 » 20 Nov 2009, 14:11

Does anyone know where I would look for freight records ... or even if something like that exists?

I'm trying to track a large stone fountain (about 24 ft. in diameter) that was carved in Revere, MA and scheduled to ship to Italy (probably from Boston to Naples) in mid-May of 1915. I'm not sure if it arrived ... or if it even left the States as scheduled.

Any suggestions would be most helpful as I don't even know where to begin to look.

Thanks!

User avatar
PeterTimber
Master
Master
Posts: 6817
Joined: 16 Dec 2007, 18:57
Location: Yonkers NY

Re: Freight Records

Postby PeterTimber » 20 Nov 2009, 19:03

Have you written the comune in Italy where it was intended to be erected? =Peter=
~Peter~

User avatar
cefalo2
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Nov 2005, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Freight Records

Postby cefalo2 » 21 Nov 2009, 01:25

Hi Peter,

No, it was never erected in the comune.

User avatar
PeterTimber
Master
Master
Posts: 6817
Joined: 16 Dec 2007, 18:57
Location: Yonkers NY

Re: Freight Records

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Nov 2009, 01:45

Can you seek out the name of the manufacturer who carved the piece?

The reason why I responded is that I recall the story of the statue ITALIA which graced the Italian Pavilion during the 1939 Worlds fair at NYC. The Statue was packed to be shipped to Italy when the fair ended and was brought to the Pier in NYC for shipment on the REX. The war intervened and the statue remained tucked away inthe corner of the pier watched over by the longshoreman. When the war ended, Italy was not inclined to bring back a fascist statue to post war Italy. A NJ town decided to acquire it somehow and put it up in the town park. While it was being put on a truck, an accident occurred and it split in two. No longer wanted it was dumped somewhere in NJ in the 50's.....What I am saying to you is what is the story? =Peter=
~Peter~

User avatar
cefalo2
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Nov 2005, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Freight Records

Postby cefalo2 » 21 Nov 2009, 02:46

Hi Peter,

I just sent you a pm.


Return to “Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest