The Yards at Cavite: Shipbuilding in the Early Colonial Philippines

  title={The Yards at Cavite: Shipbuilding in the Early Colonial Philippines},
  author={W. Mccarthy},
  journal={International Journal of Maritime History},
  pages={149 - 162}
  • W. Mccarthy
  • Published 1995
  • History
  • International Journal of Maritime History
  • Among the most lucrative and long-lived of Spanish colonial commercial activities was the so-called "Manila galleon trade" between the Philippines and Mexico. Ships sailed across the Pacific annually, exchanging Mexican silver for Chinese manufactured goods obtained at Manila. The trade lasted from 1572 to 1814 and brought fabled Asian luxuries directly into the Spanish empire. At first, ships built in Spain cost less, and the Spaniards continued to use Atlantic ships as well as many from Asian… CONTINUE READING
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