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Exposition in Pomarão - RIO GUADIANA, GUADIANA RIVER VALLEY 13 years 10 months ago #91

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This is an exhibition of models concerning the boats that navigate in the [amazonsearch]Guadiana river[/amazonsearch] for a half decade to about 1960.

Mr. José Murta Pereira was born 5 December of 1937 at the village GUERREIROS DO RIO (belongs to administration of Alcoutim), he lived there till 19 years old when he went to serve in the army ( The military service it was obliged by law).

In 1971 he came back from Angola and with his wife visited the lower part of the river Guadiana (Baixo Guadiana), she was fascinated by the beauty of the river and the artisan system of the fishermen.

He promises to her as a gift to build a model of a little boat (lancha) very usual in that time in this part of the river. But he needs 30 years to accomplish his promise…it was the first piece of a collection (30 models) made by this man.

José Murta does not consider himself an artisan or artist, but only someone who fell in love with this treasure of Nature, the [amazonsearch]Guadiana river[/amazonsearch].
First the models are classified by regions in the riverside Guadiana which belongs to [amazonsearch]Portugal[/amazonsearch].

region of Alcoutim---region Castro Marim---region of Mértola---region Vila Real de S.to António
Region Alcoutim
Alcoutim & Sanlucar de Guadiana
Alcoutim….cargo boat belongs to company União Fabril with 2 ship’s life boats
Guarda Fiscal………launch from maritime police
Rafa…….boat 4 meters long, used to give assistance to cargo boats and also to transport farm products produced in the river side.
Rodrigo……launch to fish with hooks in the river
Lucília……launch to fish with mesh
Lagarto……boat with Latin sail to transport goods to the villages at river side
Romanita………boat to distribute post letters and parcels between Alcoutim and Vila Real de S.to Antonio
Maria Balbina……boat with 2 decks covered good for bad weather
Paula………boat to transport passengers between several riverside villages
Region Castro Marim
Maria Alexandrina…boat to supply the people that are living near the river
Boa Esperança……this ship was similar to the others described before.
Lino……ship to fish during the night (at summer time)
Pé Leve……ship to fish in the afluents of Guadiana
Zé Marujo……ship to sell the fish captured by others to the populations in river side
Region Mértola
Ponte da Barca…..mobil bridge to cross the river…
Guadiana……ship to transport following a timetable passengers till Vila Real de S.to António
Célia……ship used to fish with other twin.
Dora……ship without keel . then it navigates with a little depth.
Loulé……lauch two metres long to cross the river with passengers.
Nusca……ship to give some support to biger boats.
Carla……ship to fish using nets

Region Vila Real de S.to António
Campino……This boat is alive today! But with a little utilization. Transporting passengers and cars.between Vila Real de S.to António (Portugal) and Ayamonte (Spain)
Agadão……very old ship used to capture sardines. It has a crew of 30 fishermen.

Paulo Mira……boat to transport the captured sardines by Agadão and the port.
Jorge……ship to fish dragging
Nordeste……boat to fish using a very spetial way with a big bag in net.
Escaler salva vicas(ship’s life)…belong of equipment’s cargo Alcoutim
Chata or Bateira…..2 little boats auxiliars for the tasls in fishing.
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