Friday, October 9, 2009

The brig Galveztown

In 2001 the Nereo Shipyard’s Department for the Preservation of Málaga’s Maritime Heritage proposed the idea of building the brig Galveztown. The project was conceived as a means of demonstrating the unique shipbuilding skills of Astilleros Nereo of Pedregalejo, Málaga.

The reason for selecting to build a replica specifically of the brig Galveztown is driven by a desire to promote the culture of Málaga though one of the city’s most illustrious yet least known figures, even to most people in Málaga today: Don Bernardo de Gálvez, captain of the Galveztown. The story of his inspiring life deserves to be heard and preserved for future generations.

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