European ports of departure for immigrants arrived to Canada, USA and other South American countries. Around 50% of Italians immigrants were to other European countries, as France or Germany. More than 4 millions immigrate to USA. Many of them departed from Genoa, but also from Napoli and from Sicily, and from other European harbors.
Major European Ports of Departure - Immigrants from European countries provided the largest portion of immigrants to the United States and Canada. Below are the primiary ports of departure for the major steamship lines from the 1880s through 1954.
Ports of the world – Archives of shipping French companies: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Messageries Maritimes, and Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée, are conserved by the Frenchlines association. In their website are available old and modern pictures, and maps of the ports visited by these companies.
South American ports and their history – On the website: Historia y Arqueología Marítima (in Spanish). This section is about the history of South American ports. Its objective is to give information about the foundation of every one of them and their vicissitudes during the 19th century and the half of the 20th century, with abundance of text and images.
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