Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paquete Santa Maria

Date of Issue: May 09, 2012

Maxi Card with stamp issued by Madeira on Europa 2012 theme - "Visit...", postmarked at Funchal - Capital of Madeira.

Paquete Santa Maria:  Built between 1952 - 1953 in the shipyards of the Societe Anonyme John Cockerill, in Belgium. Its maiden voyage took place in November 1953, linking Portugal to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. It was the only Portuguese liner with regular connections to ports of the United States. In 1973, though still relatively new, it was sold to be dismantled in the Republic of China.

Text Source: Wikipedia.

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