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HELLO has anybodys relatives sailed on this ship from Naples. My Grandfather EGIDIO PASQUALE GERVINO sailed to Ellis Island with his older brother Giovanni GERVINO in 1911 . They lived wit the SCARPELLIS for ahwile in New York City.
If you go to the www.ellisisland.org website and look up their arrival in the USA you can examine the entire ships manifest by clicking on your family Egidio Pasquale Gervinoname and then in the upper left is the legend for the ships manifest which you can view by enlarging the manfiest. Please get back to me with any questions you may have. Peter