North End Boston has released Part 3 – “A Letter From Anna,” from a six-part story by Jan Maguire recounting her family’s North End immigration experience. Here is how Part 3 continues:
Mercifully, the sea was calm so Anna’s voyage was bearable. By early 1921, the stream of Italian immigrants from southern Italy and Sicily had ebbed somewhat. Many days during the voyage, Anna had been able to go up to the deck. There she chatted with the many young wives who were traveling to America to unite with their families. Some spoke about what their husbands had told them about life in Boston.