August 19th Ernestina arrived in Providence from
Cape Verde after a fast 23-day passage. The ship docked
at the old Colonial Line Wharf on South Water Street in
Henrique Mendes credited the radio with giving warning of Hurricane "Connie" while enroute to the U.S. in 1955. His son, Arnaldo, was captain for that voyage. He dropped sail, stopped the engine and let the storm pass.
Customs and immigrations officials boarded and cleared three of the passengers who left soon after for their homes. They were Anna Gomes of New Bedford, Manual Santos of Port Chester, NY and Alva Roderiquez of East Providence. The fourth passenger, Lydia Tourinho of Brockton, who had not been vaccinated remained on board for a medical checkup. All passengers were returning after a visit to Cape Verde. Ernestina's cargo consisted of beans, flour, and miscellaneous items.
Ernestina departed for Cape Verde on November 3, 1955.