F/V Antonio Jorge

F/V Antonio Jorge, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

F/V Antonio Jorge, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

Capt. Manuel F. Dias, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Capt. Manuel F. Dias, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Christened Divino Criador (Divine Creator) after she was built in 1971 at Daly’s Boat Yard in Jacksonville, Fla., this 60-foot-long steel fishing vessel is now known as Antonio Jorge. It has been owned since the late 1980s by Capt. Manuel Dias of Provincetown. His sons are named — as you might imagine — Antonio and Jorge. They also live in town. Jorge, who works with his father on the boat, spoke dishearteningly in a 2010 article in The Cape Cod Times about the fact that many traditional grounds had been declared off-limits by regulators. “They don’t let us fish,” he said. “It’s hard to tell what the future is going to be.”


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