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  • Sid Patricio
    August 18, 2013 - 23:45

    What a coincidence that I should stumble upon this article on the exact one year anniversary of this event. In March of 2011 I traveled to St. Johns, Newfoundland to try and locate the grave site of Dionisio Esteves, Portuguese cod fisherman and crew member of the Santa Maria Manuela who perished in 1966. I contacted the office of burial records at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and was told that the Mount Carmel cemetery burial records of that time period were destroyed in a fire. Watching the cemetery scene in the White Ship video several times and using Google earth I was able to locate the exact cemetery, Mount Carmel Cemetery, as the burial ground where Dionisio was laid to rest. Using still images captured from the video, The White Ship, I was able to locate the exact grave site where Dionisio Esteves is buried. Photos of Mount Carmel Cemetery visit. www.flickr.com/photos/23978729@N02/sets/72157626562127650/detail/ The White Ship Video www.patricioclan.org/video/whiteship.html

  • Fatima
    August 18, 2012 - 15:26

    Too bad I do not see a Catholic Priest in the pictures. They should be such wonderful Catholic people as shown by the White Fleet's gift of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the Basilica. Maybe this fisherman was in the crowd at that time. They have a special place in the hearts of Our Lord and Our Lady. Lets hope they invovle the Catholic Church in future celebrations.

  • Casey
    August 18, 2012 - 07:55

    'Antonio Enes is currently involved in a fisheries-related mission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization and is in St. John’s to restock supplies. It arrived in St. John’s Friday morning and is schedule to stay in the city for two days'. In other words to hell with NL's fishery, NAFO is going to do what it wants, and Ottawa lets it happen.