ANCESTRAL SHIPS & MANIFESTS

White Star Line - Cretic Leaving Gibraltar

AND THE JOURNEY BEGINS…

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.”

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THE PORT OF NAPLES, ITALY, with MT. VESUVIUS ERUPTING IN THE BACKGROUND. INTERESTING FACT: MY GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO IMMIGRATED TO NEW YORK IN MARCH OF 1906. 10 DAYS AFTER HE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK CITY, MT. VESUVIUS ERUPTED, KILLING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND DESTROYING MANY HOMES!

early morn port of naples 1905

EARLY MORNING AT THE PORT OF NAPLES. THESE ARE THE SMALL LAUNCH BOATS THAT TAKE THE PASSENGERS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE STEAMSHIPS. CIRCA EARLY 1900’S

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.

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steerage tables

STEAMSHIP STEERAGE DINING AREA, w/SLEEPING BUNKS IN BACKGROUND.

DEBARKATION FROM FERRY

VARIOUS IMMIGRANTS DISEMBARKING FROM THE FERRY ONTO ELLIS ISLAND, JUST PRIOR TO BEING PROCESSED AT THE IMMIGRATION STATION BUILDING. CIRCA EARLY 1900’S.

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Battery Park awaiting Ellis Is Immig 1901 mcny

BATTERY PARK, LOWER MANHATTAN in 1901. PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO ARRIVE OFF THE FERRY FROM ELLIS ISLAND.

Grandpa Antimo Puca

MY GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO PUCA, around the age of 5. Circa 1901, Sant’Antimo, Napoli.

Katie’s Journey to America: September of 1909, age 9. Born in Benevento, Italy. Ship of Passage, S.S. Perugia (Anchor Line.)

Gaetanina Ciullo Puco age 16

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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.
Resource: http://www.norwayheritage.com/

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.

S.S. Perugia 1909 Katie Ciullo Puco

ANCHOR LINE’S S.S. PERUGIA

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. 🙂



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