1907The schooner Frances P. Mesquita with Captain Joseph Mesquita at the helm won a prize for the second class in the Lipton Cup Race.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Portuguese History

Captain Joseph Mesquita and Mary Mesquita, c. 1920s. Alice M. Curtis, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21696
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The Francis P. Mesquita entered the second class reserved for vessels 85 feet or larger as the only entry from Gloucester on August 2, 1907. Though the contest lasted 6 hours, the schooner won the $600 first-place prize by only a close 2 minutes.

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