Thursday, 26 July 2012

São Francisco do Sul, Brazil

São Francisco do Sul is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. It was founded as a village by the Portuguese in 1658. It is situated on the northern end of the island of São Francisco do Sul at the entrance to the Bay of Babitonga. The city has a major port facility.

Lowry refers to the port in his novel Ultramarine; Popplereuter says "This time we made a trip to Sudamerika - Santos and Paraguay, San Francisco, Florianpolis - Port Allegre. We have been rolling around the world." (P.86). Note Lowry spells the port incorrectly.

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