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Patricio Family genealogy project
with historic family ties to the Portuguese cod fishing industry.
From the early 1800's to the present.


Santa Maria Manuela
St. John's Newfoundland


Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga"
20 October 1920   18 October 2010


A sad day for the Family of Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga"

On Monday, 18 October 2010 the Portuguese cod fishing community lost one of it's unsung heroes.

Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga" died at St. Luke s Hospital, two days short of his 90th birthday.

He was the husband of Alvarina (Leal) Da Costa. He was the husband of the late Luciana Da Costa who died in 1989.

Jacinto was the father of Maria do Carmo Martins of New Bedford, Natalia Soares of East Providence, RI. , Carlos Manuel Da Costa of Lisbon, Portugal, Durval Da Costa of Florida, and Manuel Jacinto Da Costa, CA. He was the brother of Eduardo Da Costa of Portugal. He is also survived by 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Mr. Da Costa was the son of the late Jacinto Sr. and Rufina Da Costa. Jacinto was born in São Miguel, Açores and moved here in 1980. In the Açores he was a fisherman."

Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga", was one of several crew members from the Island of São Miguel Açores,  who sailed on the Portuguese cod fishing schooner Argus. He was featured in the book "Quest Of The Schooner Argus" by Alan Villiers. This was Argus 1950 cod fishing voyage.

Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga" Made 10 voyages as a crew member of the Argus and 3 in the motor ship Neptuno

The "Navios a Vista" blog has a post on  Jacinto Da Costa Jr. "Bexiga"



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Photos Of My Recent Trip To The
Island of São Miguel, Açores

My main goal when I visited São Miguel, Açores was to search for and obtain records of birth, marriage and death of my ancestors.

Second, locating and photographing the homes where my family and local fishermen lived.

And finally to enjoy myself, walking around the old streets that I remembered as a young child living there and meeting and talking with some of the old fishermen who are still with us and living in the old fishing town of Calheta, São Pedro, Ponta Delgada, Açores.




Web Sites and Blogs
Relating To The History Of Ships
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