Fred Buck at the Cape Ann Museum sends a message, photo and printed matter. Thank you so much, Fred!
“Thanks to the Carrancho family for preserving this piece of Gloucester and the memories still out there. I’m attaching a news photo i found on ebay a couple years ago of this same event. Hand-written notes on the back but no attribution for photographer or publication. i’m adding a piece from the June 1948 Atlantic Fisherman Magazine in the museum collection, giving their write-up of the event. Please pass these on to the Carranchos and feel free to add them to any additional posts on Good Morning Gloucester about the occasion. The breadth of history in this little city is a beautiful thing.”
May 28, 1948. Our Lady of Good Voyage statue for altar of church, being carried from Portuguese vessel ‘Gil Eannes’. docked at State Fish Pier. news photo, no attribution.
Reginald Santos sent a comparison of statues (1948 vs 1953), plus a photo marked up that may identify his Uncle, Capt. Albino Pereira. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
1953 – 1948 Our Lady Statue Comparison
Newspaper clippings include many names, participants, organizers, and skippers. The vessels in line for the blessing as reported in the Gloucester Daily Times were as follows:
Capt Domingos, Capt Carrancho*, Capt David Lopes Maranhas, Capt John Oscar Ribeiro* of the dragger Puritan (*best man at Joanna and Manny’s wedding)
Capt Manuel Silva, Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily
Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily Brown
Capt John Francis of the dragger Carol Anne
Captain Edward Silva of the dragger Magellan
Captain Capt Manuel P. Goulart, Capt Manuel Carise of the dragger Evalina M Goulart
Capt Hawk, Capt Frank Rose formerly of the dragger Edith and Lillian
Capt Joseph DaCruz of the dragger Alvan T Fuller
Capt Albino Pereira of the dragger Portugal
Capt John Fragata of the dragger Olivia Brown,
Capt Chris Cecilio* of the dragger Mary and Josephine
Capt Manuel Carrancho of the dragger Raymonde
Capt Fernando Pereira of the dragger Manuel P. Domingos
Capt Manuel Marques of the dragger Gov Al Smith
Capt David Ribeiro of the dragger Edith L Boudreau
*Chris Cecilio= Joanna’s uncle (her father’s brother). Her father, Joseph, died in 1939.
*Carrancho listed on the Puritan could be Manny’s brother or father
*still checking on which John Carrancho led the committee