Portuguese Navy honours White Fleet fishermen lost at sea

Portuguese Naval officials returned to St. John’s Friday morning for the annual wreath laying ceremony to honour the crew of the Portuguese White Fleet who died off the coast of Newfoundland. The tradition began in 2012, when the Portuguese Navy searched for the unmarked grave of Dionisio Esteves. Esteves, 26, was a fisherman who sailed on the Santa Maria Manuela and died while fishing in 1966. For centuries, St. John’s was the port of call for the White Fleet — large fishing vessels from Portugal known for their white sails. Video, Read the rest here 07:04

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