A full moon illuminates a cabin cruiser decorated with an image of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre on the bow. Original caption: Moon and Saint at Marine Stadium.
Photo date stamped on verso: September 9, 1976.
"Our Lady of Charity also known as Our Lady of El Cobre is the patroness of Cuba, whose basilica named, Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre) built in 1926 is situated in village El Cobre, near Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. The feast day of Our Lady of Charity is September 8. ... On September 8, 1961, in the third year of its existence, the Archdiocese of Miami celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Charity with 30,000 Cuban exiles at Miami Stadium. On the same day, a 16-inch replica of the statue of Our Lady of Charity was smuggled out of Cuba and arrived at the stadium. Five years later, during the 1966 feast, the Archdiocese announced the construction of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity. Construction was begun on the shrine, known as La Ermita de la Caridad, the following year on the shores of Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. The shrine was completed in 1973, built almost entirely with dollar bills, pennies, and other coins donated by new Cuban arrivals." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Charity
Cite as Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami, 1995-277-3105.