Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal

Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal (HMDS)

Location: Fall River, MA 02723 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 41.249', W 71° 7.816'

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1394 - 1460.
His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent.
This monument in his honor marks the eighth centennial of Portuguese national organization in 1140. Erected by the people of Portuguese descent of New England and their friends on June 30, 1940.

(plaque on back of statue is the same inscription in Portuguese)D. Henrique, Infante de Sagres, Portugal. 1394 - 1460. As suas explorações maritimas e cometimentos scientificos dissiparam a lendas do mar tenebroso, apontaram o caminho maritimo das Indias e devassaram o Atlantico para a descoberta do continente americano. · No oitavo centenario da fundação da nacionalidade Portuguesa em 1140. Se erigiu este monumento em sua honra, como homenagem dos Portugueses da Nova Inglaterra e dos seus amigos, em 30 de Junho 1940.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1940
Placed ByThe People of Portuguese descent in New England and their friends
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 322710 N 4617271
Decimal Degrees41.68748333, -71.13026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.249', W 71° 7.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 14.94" N, 71° 7' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 712 Eastern Ave, Fall River MA 02723, US
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