ANCESTRAL SHIPS & MANIFESTS
MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO’S JOURNEY: MARCH OF 1906. PORT OF EMBARCATION: NAPLES, ITALY. DESTINATION: ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY. ONBOARD THE WHITE STAR LINE’S STEAMSHIP “CRETIC.” HEADING TO HARLEM’S LITTLE ITALY, or OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ITALIAN QUARTER.”
VARIOUS PHOTO IMAGES OF THE WHITE STAR LINE’S “STEAMSHIP CRETIC”… ANTIMO’S SHIP OF PASSAGE FROM NAPLES, ITALY TO NEW YORK CITY, in MARCH of 1906.
It’s hard to read, but Antimo Puca’s name is on Line #15 of this manifest. He was 9 1/2 yrs. old, traveling to America with his uncle, Antonio Lignori, from Sant’Antimo, Napoli. They were heading to 2123 First Avenue, an “Old Law Tenement”(built prior to 1901) building between East 109th St. and East 110th Street, the south west side of First Avenue.
Katie’s Journey to America: September of 1909, age 9. Born in Benevento, Italy. Ship of Passage, S.S. Perugia (Anchor Line.)
The S.S. Perugia – Anchor Line – was built in 1901 by the D. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 4,348. Dimensions: 375′ x 47′, single-screw, 13 knots, triple expansion engines, two masts and one funnel. The ship was placed in the Mediterranean-New York service August, as of 1901. The ship was sunk in the Mediterranean, December 3, 1916 by an enemy submarine in the Gulf of Genoa.
The S.S. Perugia was the ship of passage for my grandmother, Katie Puco, Antimo’s wife. She arrived in New York City in 1909, at the age of 9.
Note: Some of the above photos were found while “surfing” the web. Here’s the link to this site, where I found some of the above photos. http://www.nrvoutdoors.com/GENEALOGY/GENEALOGY.htm
The ship photos were found by doing a general google images “sweep”, simply by typing in the ship name. 🙂