50th Anniversary Reunion

... of all Italian Immigrants from the region of Abruzzo
who came to Canada onboard the Italian ship "Vulcania"
that arrived at Halifax on May 16, 1957 and on the "Saturnia" on June 7, 1957

The Amici Abruzzesi Association of Winnipeg

 is organizing a 50th anniversary in celebration of Italian Immigrants from the region of Abruzzo.

 You and your family are invited to join us in this celebration. A dinner and dance will be held to honor this occasion.

50esimo Anniversario degli Abruzzesi emigrati (1957-2007)

Saturday May 19,2007

Centro Caboto Centre
1055 Wilkes Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Adults: $65.00

Children 4-12 years old: $15.00

Please pass this invitation on to anyone else that may be interested in attending this joyous event.

A confirmation of attendance and response will be required by April 20, 2007 by contacting:

In Winnipeg:
Giovanni Racciatti by phone at (204) 633-5162 or by e-mail to raciatt@mts.net


Maria Ciancaglini by phone at (204) 339-3870


In Calgary:
Fernando Longhi by phone at (403) 289-6048 or by e-mail to rf_longhi@shaw.ca

Amici Abruzzesi Association of Winnipeg Inc
Garden City Postal Outlet, P.O. Box 49071
1050 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2V 4G8



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Built for Cosulich, the Saturnia and Vulcania were both 24,000 GRT and of a similar, but not identical design.  The Vulcania enjoyed the longest career of any Italian liner, nearly 40 years!  She survived the war in American hands, and even sailed for United States Lines for some time thereafter, returning to Italia service in 1946/7.  Made redundant in 1965 by the arrival of the Michelangelo and Raffaelo, the Saturnia was scrapped shortly thereafter, but the Vulcania, renamed Caribia sailed for several more years with Grimaldi Siosa before an accident flooded her engine room.  It was determined that she was too old to be worth fixing. She was sold for scrap in 1974 to Taiwanese interests, but sank before she reached Kaohsiung.

Builders: Cantiere Navate Triestino - Monfalcone, Italy
Launched: 1927
Scrapped: 1965
Gross Tonnage: 23,970 tons
Length: 631 ft.
Width: 79 ft.
Propulsion: Twin Screw driven by Burmeister & Wain Diesels
Service Speed: 29 knots
More info on the Italian Lines Saturnia and Vulcania