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Port of Providence Pier One - circa 1913

Passengers on the Venezia, one of the first ships to arrive in Rhode Island from Naples land at State Pier One in Providence. It generally took 26-31 days to make the trip from Italy.

Officially opening on Dec.7,1913, the pier was one of the reasons that great numbers of Italians settled in Rhode Isand.
(Comm. Joseph R. Muratore Collection)