People of the village responded to the apparent miracle and began depositing rocks around the reef in order to construct the chapel. Sailors returning from voyages also deposited rocks to thank the Virgin for their safe returns.
We were provided an interesting lecture by the curator of the chapel and a small museum. She provided much of this information and went in great detail to describe a small needlepoint that was constructed for over 25 years by a woman who waited for her husband to return from the sea. We will never know if he did return, but she added a small broken heart in the needlepoint. She even included strands of her own hair and had sewn hundreds of stitches in each square centimeter. This was a work of love and sorrow. Please enjoy these images. Please excuse the quality of the image of the needlepoint. It was my best effort given the lighting.