Joseph Yves LIMANTOUR

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Industrialist, Businessman

FrenchBorn Joseph Yves LIMANTOUR

French merchant who engaged in the California sea trade during the years preceding American occupation of that Mexican province in 1846

Born on April 1, 1812 in Ploemeur, France , France

Died on April 30, 1885 in Mexico, Mexique

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Limantour, was a Breton trader and sea captain who traded all along the Pacific coast from Valparaíso to California. He arrived in Veracruz in 1831, and was based after 1836 in Mexico City.



Limantour Beach bears his name because he wrecked his schooner, the Ayacucho, on Point Reyes in October 1841. Although much of the cargo was saved, Limantour was stranded in California with no means of transport. During his time in northern California, Limantour sold his cargo for cash and credit to the local elite, but the value of the Ayucucho’s cargo far exceeded the local capacity for purchase.

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