PICO Island - Espalamaca


In Santo Amaro, Pico island, Açores, they are rebuilding an historical boat called Espalamaca. The boat used to do the cross to San Jorge and Faial before connections were as easy as they are now, and would even cross in the middle of the night for medical emergency as the only hospital was then in Horta, Faial.









Harbor of Santo Amaro -
















Espalamaca - Master Juan, who built this boat at the time, is now directing the reconstruction that is follow by a documentary. Here you can see some pictures of the skeleton of the boat being reconstructed in the small harbor of Santo Amaro. 



















Worshop & vintage images of the boat - 






Master Juan workshop -








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