Mooremack's Haunting Grounds

RIO DE JANEIRO

 

Bill and I visited Rio in August 2006 in order to attend the reunion of the Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro.  Below are photos of places that Moore-McCormack touched.

Praça Mauá

S.S. Brasil arriving in Rio on her maiden voyage

Carnaval with the S.S. Argentina and the S.S. Brasil in 1964

1958 - The S.S. Brasil arriving at the Porto do Rio de Janeiro during her maiden voyage.  Praça Mauá is to the left of the ship.

Carnaval 1964 - The S.S. Argentina and the S.S. Brasil docked alongside each other at Praça Mauá.

Praca Maua where Mooremack ships used to dock

Praca Maua where Mooremack ships used to dock

August 2006 - Praça Mauá.  The Rio-Niterói Bridge seen here in the background was built between 1969 and 1974. 

 

August 2006 - Praça Mauá.

Porto do Rio de Janeiro

S.S. Argentina in Rio during late 1940s

S.S. Uruguay at the Porto do Rio de Janeiro

Late 1940s - The S.S. Argentina at Porto do Rio de Janeiro.

S.S. Uruguay at the Porto.

S.S. Argentina arriving in Rio in 1960

S.S. Argentina getting ready to dock in Rio

1960 - The S.S. Argentina arriving in Rio, having just sailed by Pão de Açucar (courtesy of Captain Ed Newman).

The S.S. Argentina getting ready to dock (courtesy of Captain Ed Newman).

S.S. Argentina docked in Rio

Porto do Rio de Janeiro

The S.S. Argentina docked (courtesy of Captain Ed Newman).

Porto do Rio de Janeiro as it looks today with the expressway.

Porto do Rio de Janeiro

Porto do Rio de Janeiro

August 2006 - Porto do Rio de Janeiro.

August 2006

The Tower at Porto do Rio de Janeiro

Porto do Rio de Janeiro

August 2006

August 2006

 

A view of the tower at the Porto do Rio de Janeiro from under the expressway

Portico in the Porto do Rio de Janeiro

August 2006 - Taken from under the expressway.

August 2006 - Portico in the Porto.

Stained glass in the portico of Porto do Rio de Janeiro

August 2006 - Beautiful stained glass in the portico in the Porto.

 

Ave. Rio Branco, 25

Moore-McCormack offices - Av. Rio Branco, 25

Ginger Casey in the doorway of the building that housed Moore-McCormack

August 2006 - Av. Rio Branco 25 - 7º andar - the building which housed the offices of Moore-McCormack Lines.

Moore-McCormack offices on Av. Rio Branco, 25 - 7th Fl.

Lobby in Av. Rio Branco, 25 - Moore-McCormack's old offices

Directory in Av. Rio Branco, 25, showing who on Mooremack's old floor

 

 

Posing in front of the Pão de Açucar and Baía de Guanabara

August 7, 2006 - Posing in front of the  Pão de Açucar and Baía de Guanabara is our little family group who attended the reunion -- From left to right, Bill Vinson and Ginger Casey.  The Querings - Scott, Ruth, Russell, and Walt.  Kneeling are our very good friends who travelled all the way from Holland just to see us and have some good old-fashioned Brasilian fun, Helena and Chris Imminga. 

 

Rio cab driver

August 13, 2006 - The friendly, helpful, and very patient cab driver who drove Helena, Chris, Bill and me to see Mooremack's haunts.  Photo was taken after he dropped us off in front of the Copacabana Fort in Arpoador.

 

 

Rio de Janeiro

 


   
   

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