Chico-Jess

Formerly the Michael Ann
Ferdinand R. “Fred” Salvador, a native of Olhao, Portugal, was a leading fisherman from the 1920s through the 70s. He skippered the Michael Ann. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1977, 1978, 1980. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1981. Blessed by Bishop Cronin in 1983, still as the Michael Ann. Blessed by Bishop O’Malley in 1997, now as the Chico-Jess. Shown as a “resident fishing fleet” lessee through 2005 at MacMillan Pier in the Provincetown Public Pier Corporation master lease. Still working in 2007 — the oldest wood-hulled boat in the town fleet — as the Chico-Jess. Profiled on I Am Provincetown. Sank. Captain and owner was Francisco Vicente. “Provincetown’s fishing fleet is sinking fast.”

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