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THE PORTUGUESE FISHERMEN IN THE NEW FOUNDLAND AND GREENLAND WATERS

THE PORTUGUESE FISHERMEN IN THE NEW FOUNDLAND AND GREENLAND WATERS

The support/hospital vessel GIL EANNES and the bow of 4 masts steel schooner ARGUS/ The wooden m/v TERRA NOVA, an ex 3 masts schooner and its dories full of codfish, just arrived from a far distance of few miles/ A dory returning to its mother ship/ Two Portuguese War Navy Officers: Commander Henrique Tenreiro, at left, Portuguese Government delegate for fishery activities, which was the responsible for the fleet renovation. The other was Commander Tavares de Almeida, fleet leader in the Grand Banks, charge like a harbour master, embarked in the GIL EANNES/ A dory of the 3 masts wooden topsail schooner GAZELA 1º, seen on the background/ The fishermen, on board a schooner, working in the disembowel, washing and stowing in salt the codfishes.

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Truly a hard life ... used to come upon them in dense fog crossing onto the Banks ... lookouts at bow , bridge wings and aft docking bridge in addition to radar used to pick up the Mother Ship ... when altered course to avoid a dory one had to make sure an equal and immediate alteration was made in the opposite direction to prevent the stern from wiping them out. Snowy
 

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There are some good shots from Portugese dory fishermen on www.anton-dohrn.de
 

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Yes Nicolina...those pics looks like they are much older than from late 50's. Certainly a hard and dangerous work..they most have lost many men in those small dories.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoyMQ4e2YkA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cYLLbLn_eM&feature=related

Neat film by the film board of Canada
 

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