Gago Coutinho & Sacadura Cabral

Mindelo, São Vicente, Cabo Verde.
Monumento à Primeira Travessia Aérea do Atlântico Sul, por Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral, em 1922.
Biblioteca Municipal atrás.
Em baixo, outro monumento à Primeira Travessia Aérea do Atlântico Sul, junto ao Cais Acostável do Porto Grande, também no Mindelo.

Porto Grande ("Big Harbor") is the the great bay and best harbor of Cape Verde, located in Mindelo, São Vicente Island. Thus, it was the obvious choice for Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral when they had to land their seaplane on their pioneer journey — the first air crossing from Europe (Portugal) to South America (Brazil) in 1922.
The sculpture (photo bellow) is a monument to the flight of Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral.
In front of the Municipal Library (top photo) there is an older monument that celebrates also this flight.

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