By Patrick T. Conley, William Jr. Jennings
In anera whilst immigration was once at its height, the Fabre Line provided the onlytransatlantic path to southern New England. one among its most crucial ports wasin windfall, Rhode Island. approximately eighty-four thousand immigrants wereadmitted to the rustic among the years 1911 and 1934. virtually one in 9 ofthese participants elected to settle in Rhode Island after touchdown in Providence,amounting to round 11 thousand new citizens. almost all these immigrantswere from Portugal and Italy, and the Fabre Line stored up a brisk and successfulbusiness. although, either the road and the households hoping for a brand new existence facedmajor stumbling blocks within the kind of international conflict I, the immigration restrict legislation ofthe Nineteen Twenties, and the nice melancholy. subscribe to authors Patrick T. Conley and WilliamJ. Jennings Jr. as they chronicle the heritage of the Fabre Line and its function inbringing new citizens to the sea kingdom.
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Others who helped with the publication of this long-delayed project are Paul Campbell, archivist of the City of Providence; Dr. Hilliard Beller, editor for the Rhode Island Publications Society; photographer Frank Mullin; and Linda Gallen and Anna Loiselle, who not only typed the manuscript but also did extensive Internet searches for information. We are appreciative, also, for the sustained interest of The History Press in Rhode Island’s history and heritage. CHAPTER 1 MAKING PROVIDENCE FINE FOR THE FABRE LINE The arrival of…[Fabre] ships…is a most interesting, inspiring, and instructive experience.
Because Providence did not as yet have a quarantine station and because the local steamship inspector was reluctant to allow the vessel to proceed with its passengers to New York, the Roma was threatened with a ten-day stay at Providence. Fabre agents appealed to local leaders for help, and accommodations were made to handle those quarantined at Providence.
Despite this problem, the Venezia was met at the pier by a crowd of over two hundred people. The line entertained fifty of the more important onlookers aboard the steamer. 40 This sketch was drawn by the engineer of the State Harbor Improvement Commission in January 1912 as construction began at State Pier Number 1. The panorama of the Providence waterfront along Allens Avenue depicts several landmarks, only one of which survives—the Providence Gas Company’s purifier plant (now Conley’s Wharf).
Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence. Immigration to Rhode Island by Patrick T. Conley, William Jr. Jennings