Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Cape Verdean Voyages

As you begin your voyage across this site, you will be introduced to or re-encounter Cape Verdean immigration histories. For many Cape Verdeans immigration has been a very nostalgic experience. You leave your family and life behind in the Cape Verde Islands, and prepare for the challenges of a new country, longing for the memories of the past while hoping for a brighter future. If you or your ancestors were immigrants to the United States, or any other country than this story will be like your own. So prepare your mind for a voyage of a lifetime.

"Usually, when you come to this country, many times your family never sees you again....
it's just like you passed away."
- Joe Alves 8/8/00

Interview: Patricia Rodrigues August 8, 2000

Developed by: Patricia J.'s note

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Schooner Ernestina
89 North Water Street, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
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