These photos, submitted by Salvi Ciolino, were taken 10 years apart during St. Peter’s Fiesta.
Ciolino says the top photo is of Bishop Wright leading the procession through a crowd thronging the Fort for the blessing of the fleet in 1948.
The second photo shows Lawrence Oliver and Raymond Sears as the lead carriers of Our Lady of Good Voyage’s statue of St. Peter. The men are carrying the statue down Parker Street to the fish pier for the blessing of the Portuguese fishing fleet in 1938.
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