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From: Langdon <>
Subject: Re: [APG] ship list 1920 Norfolk VA
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 10:58:30 -0700 (PDT)

You might check with the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard Museum.
The Portsmouth Navy Shipyard Museum has a small archive on the second floor, available only by appointment.  I’ve heard the claim that if a ship came into Norfolk or Portsmouth, they have a record of it. I doubt this is true, but they are an extraordinary resource. You can consult the archivist or make an appointment by calling:

Portsmouth Navy Shipyard Museum
2 High Street, Portsmouth VA 23704
You might also try the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk, founded about 1911, to see if they have a church historian, or someone who recorded Greek passengers. Most ports had organizations to welcome new arrivals, which were frequently organized around a common ountry of origin, or religion.
Cathedral:  (757) 440-0500.
Good luck.
Langdon Hagen-Long

VA Beach, VA

--- On Tue, 5/5/09, Debbie Petrides <> wrote:
<Every few months I dust off the certificate of arrival for this individual and go searching for the original ship list.

I am determined this time to find it. 

So far looking at the lists Nara has available and checking ancestry.com has turned up nothing.

Where are the manifests located for  ships arriving in Norfolk, VA in 1920?  The name of the ship is the S.S.Nicolaos Zafirakis which (according to the declaration of intent) last port of call was Marseilles, France..  (although it was a Greek ship which set sail from either Piraeus or Patras)


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