Portuguese White Fleet
This CBC National Magazine feature stows aboard the history of the Portuguese
White Fleet which made St.John's, Newfoundland, its home away from home.
The feature follows the Creoula, one of the Fleet's last schooners
to take harbour in St.John's, as it makes a return visit.
Portuguese in Newfoundland Waters
Dip into this excerpt taken from D.H. Wheeler's Historic Newfoundland
and Labrador: "The sheltered harbour of St. John's has provided a safe
haven for ships of many nations for more than four centuries. The colourful
array of foreign vessels moored two and three abreast along the waterfront
makes a fascinating sight when storm warnings on the Grand Banks call
a halt to fishing and cause the ships to seek the safety of the strategically
located and virtually landlocked port. Prominent among them are the sturdy
vessels of the "White Fleet" of Portugal, which has been sending ships
to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland since the earliest years of the recorded
history of the areas...."
A brief review and ordering info for Priscilla Doel's Port O' Call:
Memories of the Portuguese White Fleet in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Generations of Portuguese Canadians
This book list provides all possible titles concerning things Portuguese,
from grammar to history to "Inside Ethnic Families: Three Generations
of Portuguese Canadians."