Hi- I am a fairly new member to the forum and have gained so much information about my family through this site.
I have a "merchant marine" certificate from my great grandfather, Salvatore Trapani- images attached. I am able to make out some information, ie his parents name are Giuseppe Trapani and Rachel Cacase, and I figured out his date of birth 25 Feb 1853. However, I cannot translate the rest of the certificate. What does this certificate represent? It lists a number of different cities throughout the world. Are these places he already traveled to or cities he has permission to travel to?
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