Ernestina came to Providence again in 1958 after a
24-day trip arriving September 27th from Cape Verde under
the command of Raimundo N. Brito. A cargo of tobacco,
tapioca, beans and corn was aboard with no passengers for
Unfortunately the 9,000 pounds of beans were found to be infested with bugs and food inspectors did not allow them to be landed.
The ship left Providence for the return voyage on November 15th. Besides the pen-crated chickens allowed to roam on deck, the ship carried a two-and-a half ton truck lashed on deck, a bell for the new St. Lawrences Church in Praia and household goods - but no passengers.