Port of Providence, Rhode Island
New Building on the Port of Providence State Pier in 1915. Inspection rooms and immigrant headquarters are on the second floor. The front is occupied by an exceptional suite of offices. Thoroughly modern construction provides the maximum efficiency in freight and passenger handling. The sides of the building are so constructed that any section or number of segments between the piers of the frame can be hoisted and folded up in a moment, to accommodate the gangplanks hung from any portion of a steamer of any size alongside. Providence Magazine, March 1915, P. 162. GGA Image ID # 131c0d3cc9
Mediterranean Steamships at the Port of Providence State Pier in 1915. GGA Image ID # 131c5a0562
Chamber of Commerce and Port Officials Greet Officers of S. S. Providence. Left to right—George H. Holmes, former State Harbor Commissioner; Paul Vemet, General Manager of Fabre Line; General Secretary Clarence A. Cotton, Providence Chamber of Commerce; Howard Jones, President J. W. Elwell & Co., Inc., American Agent Fabre Line; Capt. François Pavy, commanding “Providence”; Byron S. Watson and Edmund A. Dreyfus of Chamber of Commerce Committee; Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Collector of Port of Providence; Mariano Vervena, Italian Consular Agent. © Providence Magazine July 1920 p. 321. GGA Image ID # 131b48492f
Largest Ocean-Going Steamship Ever Here Reaches State Pier No. 1.—Makes Maiden Voyage, Sailing from Marseilles.—No Difficulty Whatever Experienced in Coming up Our Channel.—Splendid Ship is Commanded by Captain François Pavy Whom France Especially Honored for Great War Service.—M. Paul Vernet, Administrator of the Line, Brings Greetings from Owners of Ship.—Initial Passenger List a Brilliant One.—Providence Chamber of Commerce Delegation First to Extend Welcome.
Steamship Lines at Present Using the Port of Providence Regularly
Fabre Line, to Naples, Marseilles, Cape Verde Islands and New York; Colonial Navigation Company, to New York; Hartford and New York Transportation Company, to New York; New England Navigation Company, to New York; Merchants and Miners Transportation Company, to Baltimore; Dyer Transportation Company, to Fall River; Block Island, Newport and Providence Steamship Company; Providence, Fall River and Newport Steamship Company; coal ships and barges from Newport News, Baltimore, Norfolk and other coal ports; oil vessels from Port Arthur.