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Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Ticket issued to Armando Savarin, March 2 1957 March 2 1957 DI2016.316.2 Italian, English

Donated to Pier 21 by Pompea Savarin, September 24 2010
Armando Savarin immigrated to Canada from Italy and arrived at Pier 21 in March 1957 on board MS Saturnia. He took the train to Hamilton, Ontario where he began work at a mushroom factory. He moved to Nelson, British Columbia two months later and began working for Canadian Pacific Railways. Armando married Pompea Catale, who was living in Italy, by proxy, and paid for her voyage. The couple met for the first time when Pompea arrived at Pier 21 on October 8 1962 on board MS Saturnia. They took the train to Nelson where they settled and had a family.

Ticket issued to Albeto Camellato, October 9 1951 (No Restriction) October 9 1951 DI2016.42.3 Italian

Donated to the Museum by Carla Camellato, July 9, 2016
Items related to Alberto Camellato

Ticket issued for transit from Halifax to Toronto. (No Restriction) May 1946 DI2014.463.16 English

Donated to Pier 21, August 24 2009, by Eleanor O'Connor.
(Martha) Eleanor O'Connor (née Speirs) arrived at Pier 21 on May 21, 1946 with her mother, Scottish War Bride, Martha (Mattie) Stockwell. They sailed on board HMS Letitia and settled in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Ticket from a bus in England, 1941-1944 (No Restriction) 1941 to 1944 DI2013.911.27 English

Donated to Pier 21, October 14 2004, by Marilyn Turner.
After marrying Canadian soldier Frank Turner, Elsie Turner, an English War Bride, arrived in Canada in 1944. Frank re-enlisted in the army in 1951 and the family was posted to many locations throughout Canada and internationally.

Ticket for the train from Halifax to Montreal, December 1948 (No Restriction) December 1948 DI2014.306.6 English

Donated to Pier 21, April 11 2014, by Vera Gallagher.
Vera Gallagher's mother, Margaret Drennan, immigrated to New York City from Ireland via Pier 21 on board RMS Aquitania. She arrived at Pier 21 in December 1948 and travelled on by train to New York City via Montreal. Margaret sought independence and saved for her passage to New York City working as an au pair to a family in England. Margaret eventually married and settled in Queens, New York.

Ticket for CNR issued to John Van Runt, October 1953 October 1953 DI2013.1575.7 English

Donated to Pier 21, by John Van Runt, July 2 2005

Ticket for accommodation on board RMS Aquitania, December 1948 (No Restriction) December 1948 DI2014.306.8 English

Donated to Pier 21, April 11 2014, by Vera Gallagher.
Vera Gallagher's mother, Margaret Drennan, immigrated to New York City from Ireland via Pier 21 on board RMS Aquitania. She arrived at Pier 21 in December 1948 and travelled on by train to New York City via Montreal. Margaret sought independence and saved for her passage to New York City working as an au pair to a family in England. Margaret eventually married and settled in Queens, New York.

Ticket Envelope belonging to Teofil or Jan Polzin, June 1928 (No Restriction) June 1928 DI2014.348.3

Donated to the Museum by Kathy Lewis, October 25 2013
Teofil Polzin (aged 20) and his brother, Jan (aged 16) were immigrants from Mirosławiec, Poland. They departed from Liverpool, England on June 22 1928 and arrived in Quebec on June 30 1928 on board RMS Andania. They were enroute to their father, Gustav Polzin, in Kipling, Saskatchewan to work as farmers.

This is the immigration story of the Johansen Family. (Danish Immigrants) Danish S2016.484.1 English

This story references the July 25, 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner, the Andrea Doria. The ship this family sailed on the M.S. Stockholm had collided with the Andrea Doria and sustained heavy damage to her bow. The Stockholm remained afloat and was able to rescue 327 passengers and 245 crew from the Andrea Doria and return them to New York.

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