Bartolomeu Dias

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Bartolomeu Dias born circa 1451.   He was a Knight of the royal court, superintendent of the royal warehouses and a sailing-master of the man-of-war.  He set sail in 1487 in hopes of finding a trade route to India. 

While on his voyage he encountered a violent storm rounding the Cape of Good Hope.  Returning inn 1488.  Two years later he headed another voyage.  This time another storm caused his and the other four ships to be lost.

What you may not know about Bartolomeu is that he is the discoverer of the Cape of Storms later to be called the Cape of Good Hope.  A shipwreck discovered in 2008 was first thought to be that of Dias’s ship.  However, recovered coins found there came from a later time.  To my knowledge and research his ships have never been found.  Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.  Want to see a smile?  Look at the photo provided by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, today

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I enjoyed this and hope your trip and vacation are going well.

Jun 13, 2017 04:19 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Sounds like another Bermuda Triangle!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 13, 2017 04:58 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Bartolomeu was a true adventurer. Enjoy your day!

Jun 13, 2017 05:26 AM #3
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

There are times getting lost is a good thing like the story above

Jun 13, 2017 05:44 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I loved the smiles on those two little adorable faces..... soooo precious.... 

Jun 13, 2017 05:51 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the lesson even though you are traveling. He was a brave soul.

Jun 13, 2017 07:14 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharng this interesting story.

Jun 13, 2017 11:27 AM #7
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Persistance of travelling in that very dangerous area of the world, even losing that many ships.

Jun 13, 2017 01:29 PM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

We owe a lot to our voyagers. It itook a lot of courage to sail the open seas. Hope you are having a great time in NYC.

Jun 13, 2017 04:33 PM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Bartolomeu Dias followed his dream and for all we know he found it James Dray. Thank you for sharing my grand-kids today! 

Jun 13, 2017 08:24 PM #10
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