1908Italian immigrants began to arrive.People and Communities, Immigration, Italian History

Italian fishermen, c. 1920s. C. Naya, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 15754
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As Nova Scotian and Portuguese fishing families began to leave the fisheries for other industries, the Italian fishermen arrived in Gloucester and filled the void.

Oaks, Martha. The Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1891-1991 : “A Social Center for Men of the Sea.” Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1991.
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