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The island of Boa Viagem is located inside the Guanabara Bay, in the city of Niterói, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Is described in several reports and planks portrayed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a heavenly place, which contributed to their natural characteristics, with caves and submerged vegetation, making it into a incomparable fishing.
It is occupied by the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, overlooking the waters of Guanabara, built in the eighteenth century, at the highest point of the island including also the Ombudsman of the Royal Treasury,
The day of the patron saint is celebrated in the votive chapel with celebration of Mass and procession by sailors as much by travelers.
The island also hosted an artillery battery to complement the defense of its entrance
In the early twentieth century, the chapel came to be cared for by the Humane Society of the Men of the Sea, who carried out those duties until 1937, when it returned it to the Union.
In 1937 it was delivered to the Navy Sea Scouts, under the care of Admiral Benjamin Sodré,
The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, built in the 1970's and this picture is taken from the Museum of Contemporary Art a late afternoon.

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