Genealogy and Family History
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Navios a Vista" blog has a post on Jacinto Da
Costa Jr. "Bexiga"
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Of My Recent Trip To The
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
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.