Mar del Plata

Sea Port

History

Before Mar del Plata city was officially founded in 1874, and for some time later, it was known as Laguna de los Padres’ port, because of the incipient and rudimentary port activities that were developed in this place when the dock located in Punta Iglesias was constructed. The first one that manages these diligences was the Lusitanian gentleman Don Coelho de Meyrelles, who was followed by Patricio Peralta Ramos, Pedro Luro and Fermín Bonnemort, Angel Gardella and Comp., Taglione Bros. and the Commercial Lloyd of Mar del Plata.

After this port attempts at Punta Iglesias -that achieve the materialization and development that characterized that epoch and the activities that were made by that time, all of them related to rural productions-, the proposals to construct a port were insistently formulated, producing variants.



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The single-minded and safe vocation that the zone was apt and avid to have a port got a firm hold unhurriedly and with solid basis. Some proposals had an execution beginning but they didn’t materialize completely. A praiseworthy proposal to construct and exploit a port was presented to the central government by the company ‘Puerto Mar del Plata’. On October 25th 1887, the National Congress authorized the petition.

In 1896, the Marine Department received the pertinent documentation, including the correspondent maps of “Mar del Plata’s Port” project, given by the petitioner to the national government. A lot of important personalities from that time participate and were enthusiastic enterprisers of this action. The project about the port that would be located in Cabo Corrientes, limited itself to the construction of the South Breakwater, with some stone tons.

None of those ideas conceived at the end of the last century and beginning of this, became real but they constituted a loud incitement to continue struggling in order that the city have an oceanic door that links it, by the sea, with the outside world. The idea of constructing an overseas port was considered convenient and necessary; it was a frequent reason for commentaries in local and Buenos Aires’ media.

History
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History
Autor: mardelplata.com