Andrea Doria Survivor Reunions
Since the early 1990's a small group of survivors along with members of the Reunion Committee have been holding reunions on Long Island to mark the tragic collision and to remember their fellow passengers who lost their lives.
Reunion 2003 - 47th Anniversary
The Reunion Committee did not hold a reunion this year on Long Island. We hope to have a reunion next year for the 48th Anniversary of the collision. In lieu of a reunion we decided on a memorial wreath to be placed at the site of the Andrea Doria.
There was a diving expedition on July 14-18 2003 to the Andrea Doria. The expedition was for a History Channel program and Lisa Wolfinger from Lone Wolf Pictures agreed to drop a memorial wreath and video it. It would have been nice if it made it on the show but it didn't. However I have received photos taken of the the memorial to those who died in the collision.
MP3 Audio Of The Wreath Ceremony
Take a good look at the last picture and you can see a fog bank developing in the distance.
we gather here on behalf of the remaining survivors of the Andrea Doria
collision, their families and their friends to remember their fellow travelers
that lost their lives 47 years ago this month.
From the Andrea Doria:
Margherita Pontecorvi and her daughter Agnese
place this wreath to remember those who never finished their journey and for
those that since then have passed on.
Although we did not hold a reunion this year, there was a small reunion held in Italy. On April 27th the Lions Club in Lerici Italy held a "Day of Remembering" and remembered those who perished as well as survived the collision of the Andrea Doria and Stockholm. It was a conference of survivors and experts. They also honored the retired seaman, that for long periods of time, left their homes and families to sail across the globe.
Here is an article that appeared in one of the Italian newspapers called "Il Secolo XIX" in a section called "Spettacoli". It is written in Italian and it is a PDF file format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. It is a free download.
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