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TOURIST HANDMADE JETTY DE PACASMAYO


The jetty of Pacasmayo is made of iron Mitchell, he/she has a 137 year-old approximate antiquity, you began to build in Julio 1870, with money provided by the state; the first contractor was don Rafael Borge, and I eat last concessionaire you/he/she was Enrique Meiggs in 1874.

The jetty pacasmayino had an initial longitude of 773.40 meters.

The Bridge was of 672.30 meters long, 10,6 meters wide and 101.10 summit meters, with a width of 32.20 and a support of double via normal in the bridge and triple in the summit. However the history narrates us that in 1918 you destruction totally the summit and two tracts of the bridge, one year later I am disabled another summit, five years later, in June of 1924 a new maretazo beheads and I destroy part of the bridge, shortening its longitude to 544 meters, like he/she stays up to now. The 22 of Julio 1930, the Government and The Peruvian Corporation, subscribed an agreement to repair the twice destroyed jetty, the works were executed but they were not received officially. Later on in the time of the acme and the economic Peacefulness of Pacasmayo, October 02 1946, at 8 in the morning, a locomotive with its two cars threw to the sea floor, due to the excessive load. The Piles that sustained the platform of the jetty fell in a tract of 50 meters.

This jetty has also been witness, and it is part of the History of our Peru. October of 1880, 11 during Guerra with Chile, they disembarked in Pacasmayo more than 2000 Chilean soldiers, to Patricio's general control Lynch, imposing shares of war and threatening lootings, and to set on fire the jetty and the Rail road, if it was not fulfilled their pretenses. Pacasmayinos was living an economy difficult product of the war, therefore it was impossible to assume the payment, it is there where Don Benjamin Kauffmann, citizen North American resident of Pacasmayo who came from Ohio United States with their family, to administer an agency Shipping Englishwoman who after persuading the Chileans, he/she paid the sum of 10,000 suns of their own peculium, avoiding this way the destruction of the jetty.

The Administration of the jetty has gone by several hands, the book written by the Captain of Frigate AP (r) Miguel Flores Noheshell, denominated "The Ports of Peru", he/she narrates us that until the year 1896, the jetty was leased, and when ending the contract March of the same year 7, the Government by means of the Address of Public Works gives him/her for his refection and his later lease to the company before mentioned The Peruvian Corp. Ltda., for their exploitation of this jetty, they had the administration up to 1934 in that it was taken by the Address of Port Administration of the country property Ministry. In the year 1970, due to the lack of an appropriate maintenance, the condition of the jetty was very precarious, it is in this date that becomes part of the National Company of Ports (ENAPU), in front of the indifference of Enapu Peru and the null possibilities that some private manager assumes the jetty, it was the Municipality Distrital of Pacasmayo that February of the year 04 2000, charge of this difficult work is taken, and he/she comes her carrying out until today's day.

Source: http://www.munipacasmayo.gob.pe/



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