421 Commercial Street

 
Bay View Wharf

“Bay View Wharf” may sound like one of those all-too-cute real-estate neologisms, but it’s actually been attached to this property for at least 60 years. The Bay View Wharf Apartments, also known as the Bay View Apartments, were run by John Rego (±1895-1966), a retired police sergeant who had once been acting police chief, and his wife, Virginia Bent (White) Rego (±1887-1959). This had earlier been the home of Capt. Remigio Joseph Malaquias (±1874-1951) and his wife, Anna Serafina Roda Malaquais. Captain Malaquais — who was also referred to sometimes as Captain Joseph — was born in Figueria da Foz, in the central Coimbra District of Portugal. He came to Provincetown when he was about 30 years old. Here, he commanded the fishing vessel Four Brothers. I can only presume she was named for his four sons: Antone, Charles, Domingo and John Malaquias.


 

 


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