My grandfather was born Antonino Giammanco on December 4, 1886, the son of Filippo Giammanco and Vincenza Randazzo. We are unsure whether he was their actual son or if he had been dropped on their porch,…Learn More..
My parents, Joseph G. and Frances M. Crivello, were born in 1907 and 1912, respectively, in Pittsburg, California. Their parents immigrated around the turn of the century from small fishing villages…Learn More..
Our grandfather, Santo Scardina, was born on March 20, 1882, in San Nicola L’Arena, Trabia, Sicily. He was the son of Pietro Scardina and Angelina Balistreri and the sixth child of ten. Grandmother…Learn More..
The booklet covers the early historical background of Pittsburg, Ca. and the fishing industry. The booklet is available from the Pittsburg Historical SocietyLearn More..
A Brief History of Festa Italia / Santa Rosalia Festival by…Learn More..
Early Monterey clipper hull being launched at the G. E. Siino boat shop and ramp in Pittsburg. In the background is the F. E. Booth Cannery. Siino's brother, Angelo, founded the Monterey Boat Works…Learn More..
The village of Torre Archirafi, Sicily, was shrinking. It seemed that men and families were fleeing the country as fast as they could find a boat to take them across the Atlantic. Most had…Learn More..
The mending and repair of fishing nets is an art form, a special skill which takes time to learn. We will take a look at three types of fishing nets that were used to fish the waters of Monterey Bay. Anthony…Learn More..
Italians started migrating to the United States before 1850 with the discovery of gold in California at Sutter’s Mill around 1848. Collinsville, California was a dropping off point for…Learn More..