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June 2014

At various times called Crow, Cormorant, Marco, Statue, Lighthouse, St. Thomas or Black Island, it is the smallest island in the Azorean archipelago and the last to be settled. It is 4 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, harboring a community of just over 400 souls. "But we have more than a thousand head of cattle," says the van driver who awaits us at the pier. Read more →

The Charles W. Morgan was outfitted at Rotch's Wharf for its first voyage The name was at first rejected by its namesake builder before being used. Captain Thomas Norton sailed the Charles W. Morgan into the open Atlantic alongside the Adeline Gibbs and the Nassau to the Azores. A stop was made at the whaling port of Porto Pim at Horta on the island of Faial to gather supplies before crossing the Atlantic and passing Cape Horn. Read more →

The 2014 Sanjoaninas, festivities dedicated to São João in the Azores, will take place in Angra do Heroísmo from June 20 to 28th, 2014 . The festivities this year will also celebrate the 30 anniversary of Angra’s nomination as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Read more →