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1831

Joseph James Forrester (1809-1861), later Barão Forrester (1855), was one of the most notable port wine shippers in the 19th Century.  Born in Yorkshire, he moved to Oporto in 1831. He initiated a number of studies on the vines and produced a geological and topographical map of the Douro valley. He drowned in the Douro river in 1861, allegedly weighed down by all the coins he was carrying to pay wages.

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