Beeswax and Shipwrecks

Ever hear of the Spanish Beeswax Wreck off the coast of Oregon, circa 1693?

From 1565-1815, the Spanish sailed a trade route that took luxury Asian goods bought in Manila across the North Pacific, down the west coast of North America to Acapulco, Mexico.

The galleon Santo Cristo de Burgos, which left Manila in 1693, wrecked off the coast of Oregon during a terrible storm.

Read more about it in this article by Scott Williams.

https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/beeswax_shipwreck/#.XTixVdQrKmx

 

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