Tuesday, July 3, 2018

POTD: Acapulco Bay

From 2018 01 29 Acapulco

Today's photo-of-the-day is of Acapulco Bay and shows what made it a strategic port. It's large, it's sheltered from the Pacific Ocean, it's easily defensible.

"Hernán Cortés established Acapulco as a major port by the early 1530s...Spanish trade in the Far East would give Acapulco a prominent position in the economy of New Spain. Galleons started arriving here from Asia by 1550...The galleon trade made its yearly run from the mid-16th century until the early 19th."

Bonus photo after the jump.

From 2018 01 29 Acapulco
Cruise ships and beachfront hotels have replaced the Spanish galleons and wharves. It's shameful how our government is slandering the fine people of this diverse and welcoming country.

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