1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orleans

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1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orleans

Postby Graffeo » 15 Nov 2006, 19:55

Heres a link to an interesting article I found online describing what it was like when a ship of Italian immigrants arrived in the port of New Orleans.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la ... 000069.txt

Immigration Inspectors from New York Assist the Local Officials in the Work.

snip "Another contingent of Sicily's surplus population to the hospitable regions of Louisiana reached this port
yesterday, on board the steamship Bolivia, which in twenty-three days made the trip from Palermo to New
Orleans. To the number of 1,369 men, women and children the new comers crowded the spacious decks of
the big steamship, and strained their eyes to discern and their strong lungs to greet their hundreds of fellow-
countrymen now residents of this city, and many of whom had acquired citizenship, and who were
crowding the Northeastern wharves as the Bolivia slowly came, broadside on, to effect a landing......" snip

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Re: 1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orle

Postby nuccia » 19 Nov 2006, 05:08

Excellent article! Thanks for sharing it with us. :D :D :D
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Re: 1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orle

Postby wldspirit » 19 Nov 2006, 05:59

Good article......I have to wonder....how did they go about notifying next of kin in the event of a death.....not all immigrants traveled with family or friends.
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Re: 1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orle

Postby nuccia » 19 Nov 2006, 15:44

wldspirit wrote:Good article......I have to wonder....how did they go about notifying next of kin in the event of a death.....not all immigrants traveled with family or friends.
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Good point! Wonder how many people died and no one ever knew... :? :cry:
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Re: 1889 Newspaper article re ships from Palermo to New Orle

Postby Graffeo » 20 Nov 2006, 01:55

Glad y'all liked it.


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