Re: Anson's anchor


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Escrito por lorenzo marbut desde 189.179.146.125 (dsl-189-179-146-125-dyn.prod-infinitum.com.mx) el día viernes, 13 de marzo, 2009 a las 17:02:38 horas :

En respuesta a: Anson's anchor escrito por ZihuaRob desde 201.110.178.5 (dsl-201-110-178-5-dyn.prod-infinitum.com.mx) el día viernes, 13 de marzo, 2009 a las 14:59:12 horas :

Anson's log book describes sailing past Zihuatanejo bay on February 24, 1742. He returned to the "deserted" bay for three weeks from April 18th to May 8th or 9th to hide out and repair his ships.

They also explored Petatlan bay in long boats where they discovered a "large body of enemy horsemen" waiting on the beach. On May 17th or 18th, he left Acapulco bay and set sail for China and the Philippines.

So, all in all, he wasn't in our neighborhood for very long. He did most of his rampaging between Peru, Panama and Acapulco. And, in the Philippines, he captured a westbound galleon with 1,500,000 pesos in silver, by far, his most successful prize.

But, facts be damned!, local legend is always much more charming.



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