Vince Ferrante Grand Marshall 2019


It all began in 1899 when my Nanu, Vincenzo Ferrante, immigrated to Black Diamond (Pittsburg) California. He arrived days apart with his half-brother, Pietro Ferrante, who was in Isola de Femmine to marry his fiancée, Rosa Enea. While in Pittsburg, California, he fished the waters of theSacramento River. When Pietro asked my Nanu to come to America, Pietro asked Nanu to bring with him a small pattern of the Lampra net. The net was used by the fishermen in Sicily. This net changed the style of fishing in Monterey Bay