por TI Museu do Café
There’s few information about this coffee baggage man. Jacinto was a coffee baggage man who piled up to 5 bags of 132.28lb each, summarizing about 661lb in this back: then, he became a legend. Some of them said he was from Portugal; others said he participated in strength contest at pier and he received the nickname “Samson of pier”.
The only real information received was postcards dated in the first decade of 20th century, where his picture appears. Today dockworkers and baggers agree that the maximum weight supported by a person is about 264lb (two bags): due to this fact, some of them doubt if that bag weighted, indeed, about 132lb.