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Last login: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The San Salvador sailed from my hometown named Barra de Navidad (Puerto de la Navidad) in 1542, now a small fisherman village and tourist destination in the Jalisco State, Mexico, sailing the Pacific Coast north to California, the story of this epic voyage is well known in the Museum, but, I would like my hometown being named in all historic references, also I would like The San Salvador in her first voyage come down to Barra de Navidad, will be the perfect recreation of this event.Barra de Navidad was discovered for the then first Viceroy of New Spain Antonio de Mendoza in 1524 Christmas Day, hence his name, searching for the right place to build a port and shipyard to send galleons to the Spice Islands, the main event in that era was the expedition to The Phillipines Islands sailing the vast Pacific Ocean and find the route back to the Coast of New Spain (Puerto de la Navidad), Nov. 21, 1564, being this voyage the founder of the commercial trade between Asia and Europe with the so-named Manila Galleon that lasted until the Mexican Independence War in 1812, the last Galleon was confiscated by the mexican insurgents.I'm very proud of my little hometown, and I would like The San Salvador can make the voyage down to the original shipyard.
February 13, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.
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