Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Alves, Eugene (Rev.)

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Alves, Eugene (Rev.)
  • Alves, Eugene (Rev.), Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Pico, Faial, Sao Jorge, Monsignor De Moura, Graciosa, Flores, Texiera.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer: David Masters (8/22/1978);Interviewer(s):David Masters
  • TRACKS:Birth in Gloucester in 1931, family history -- Cultural differences of the islands from the mainland -- Parish started in Gloucester in 1889, substantial groups of Portuguese have been here since 1882 -- From 1859 forward the Portuguese were in evidence here -- Climatic differences between Azores and Gloucester -- Women and the textile industry -- Hard work and family unity -- 200 mile limit -- Gloucester is different -- Years of longest influx -- Differences of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church from other churches -- Wine, foods, and feasts -- Blessing of the Fleet, Monsignor De Moura -- Role as spiritual leader -- Why the Portuguese gravitated toward Gloucester -- The return visit -- Spiritualism vs. materialism.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 08-22-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Alves, Eugene (Rev.), Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Alves, Eugene (Rev.),” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed September 26, 2022,


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