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“Plan by plan. 150 years of the port of Castellón”

Francisco Toledo inaugurates an exhibition with unpublished documents and photographs that confirm the creation and expansion of PortCastelló

The exhibition also hosts replicas of ships of the Association of Modellers of Castellón

” The exhibition Plan by plan. 150 years of the port of Castellón” demonstrates what the society of Castellón can achieve when it is united”. With these words, the president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, inaugurated the exhibition in the Moruno building, where plans, photographs and unique documents are displayed that illustrate the birth and expansion of the port of Castellón.

“Original, unpublished  documents are exhibited that reflect the evolution of PortCastelló, with pioneering works such as the low reflection outer harbour wall,” said Francisco Toledo. “The port has been and will always be an integral part of the Province and its population, and this is what our investment plan contemplates,  it is designed to make PortCastelló the best ally of the city.”

In the exhibition visitors will be able to see the letter that a group of 39 Castellón politicians and businessmen wrote in 1865 to Queen Isabel II requesting a port for the town of Castellón “to export artistic ceramics, agricultural products and promote the development of  industry and trade”.

“37 years after that letter, the port of Castellón became a reality and today is a living and key port for the economy of Castellón”, said Francisco Toledo.

The visitors will be able to view the meteorological bulletins used by the engineer José Serrano Lloberes for the elaboration of the definitive project of the port. Also the original plans of the dock of Levante and its access channel of 1918, or the project of the enclosure of the western storage area in 1924, in order to provide greater protection on rainy days to the goods waiting to be loaded .

The president of the Port Authority of Castellón thanked the Association of Modellers of Castellón for their collaboration in lending models of unique boats. Among them, the Santissima Trinidad galleon, which took three years of work to complete and is a faithful replica of the largest warship of the eighteenth century which carried 130 canon. Also the model of a missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class, the first of the United States Navy, which has been brought from Albacete expressly for the exhibition, coordinated by Carmen Esteve and Gerard Llansola, of the Port Authority of Castellón.

The exhibition will remain open until May 16 and will coincide with the II Escala a Castelló.

Dates and times:

April 18 to May 16

Monday to Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and Escala a Castelló: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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