The Ships 


While I was surfing the internet a few days ago, I somehow Googled my way to a fabulous website by Reto Raeth (of Zurich, Switzerland) called Postcards Ocean Liners.

...He was followed by his wife, Maria Giuseppa Cioccio, and first son Nicola, both of whom travelled on the Sicilian Prince in 1903. 

While I was surfing the internet a few days ago, I somehow Googled my way to a fabulous website by Reto Raeth (of Zurich, Switzerland) called Postcards Ocean Liners. Reto has set up a business selling, as the name of his business implies, postcards of ocean liners. This was thrilling to me because he happened to have in stock postcards depicting three of the four ships my father's family used to emigrate from Italy.

First, my great grandfather Michelarcangelo Colavito travelled on the Britannia in early 1901. He was followed by his wife, Maria Giuseppa Cioccio, and first son Nicola, both of whom travelled on the Sicilian Prince in 1903. My great grandfather Loreto Vizzaccaro came over on the Roma in 1910. I am still looking for a card of the San Giovanni, which brought my grandfather Emilio Vizzaccaro in 1913.

If you have relatives who emigrated by ship I don't see how you could pass up the chance to own a piece of history like this.




The Britannia



The Sicilian Prince



The S.S. Roma 

Posted: Mon - August 23, 2004 at 12:14 AM          


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