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Polcevera arriving at the Port of New York, 7 Sep 1886

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This information was originally found on the Castle Garden web site then I was able to find the records on The manifest shows the Polcevera sailed from Naples. I tried to find each of these people in the SPA birth records. I'm still looking.

From the Ship's Manifest From the SPA Birth Records
Name Age Occupation Est Birth Year Name Date of Birth Father Mother Notes
Gius. Frazzini 31y Laborer 1855  Giuseppe Frazzini 6 Jul 1855 Antonio Benedetta Iannacchione Boston MA Naturalization - 4 Nov 1901.
1900 Census Boston, MA.
1910 Census Boston, MA.
Died in 1912 leaving wife and five children.
Son, Al, became a widely known song writer.
Sabatino Gatti 47y Farmer 1839 Domenico Sabatino Gatta 23 Jun 1839 Ferdinando Domenica diSanza Per the 1869 SA, married Antonia Colajanni. Son, Amico ended up in Koppel, PA.
Pasquale Conti 46y Farmer 1840 not found       Spelling may be Tonti.
C. Carlino 39y Farmer 1847 not found       Carlino is a fairly common name in Italy.

About Polcevera

From The Ships List or Imigrant Ships Information :

The "Polcevera" was a 2,239 gross ton ship, built in 1882 by Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow. Her details were - length 299.2ft x beam 37.2ft, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 20-1st and 500-3rd class passengers. Launched on 15/11/1882 for Raggio, she came under the ownership of Navigazione Generale Italiana in 1885 and commenced her first voyage for them from Palermo to Boston and New York on 24/6/1885. On 8/10/1891 she sailed on her last voyage from Girgenti to Catania, Messina and New York (5 Round voyages). She then went to the Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi in 1910 and to Sicilia in 1913. On 26/10/1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine off Marettino Island, Sicily. [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 27 October 1997]

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