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A cache by 14º PANTERA LEAL Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/26/2009
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A Lagoa começou a ser povoada pouco depois da descoberta da Ilha de S. Miguel. Os seus primeiros habitantes estabeleceram-se nos locais, onde mais tarde surgiram, as vilas de Lagoa e Água de Pau.
A Lagoa foi o local escolhido pela sua abrigada enseada, tornando-se desde cedo local de embarque e desembarque. Foi a partir do Porto dos Carneiros que foi lançado gado, incluindo carneiros, e outros animais na Ilha.
“A villa d’ALagoa, chamada assim por uma que teve defronte da porta da Egreja principal acima d’um recife e porto que tem onde podiam entrar bateis, na qual antigamente se tomou já muito pescado, por entrar ás vezes o mar nela, e bebia o gado e nadavam por passatempo algumas pessoas (…).”
Gaspar Fructuoso

‘Lagoa’ was first populated after the discovery of São Miguel island. The island’s first inhabitants established in the areas which originated the villages of ‘Lagoa’ and ‘Água de Pau’. ‘Lagoa’ was chosen due to its sheltered bay, quickly becoming a prime point for embarking and disembarking. It was in the local ‘Porto dos Carneiros’ (port of the lambs) that cattle, including lambs, were first released in the island. “The village of Lagoa, so called due to the presence, in front of the main church door, of a reef and a port, through which boats could enter. In former times fishing took place, the cattle could drink, and some people swam as a hobby (…)” - Gaspar Fructuoso, Azorean historian

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