Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- On October 4, 434 years ago, an English pirate arrived in Mazatlán for the first time.
Due to its privileged geographical location in front of the Pacific Ocean, on board the ship “Desire” the English navigator Thomas Cavendish and his crew became the first tourists to arrive at the Port of Mazatlán, who on October 4, 1587, arrived as tourists to set sail. and become Pirates, they put the crown of Spain in check.
The great feat of the pirate was the capture of the Nao de China, an emblematic commercial ship that carried out trips from the Philippines to Mexico, it was captured near Los Cabos, looting more than 700 tons of wealth. The ship was burned and sunk, while the 190-strong crew was spared.
To commemorate the arrival of the pirates to Mazatlán, a group of historians from the Municipal Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlán recreated the arrival of that memorable act in the Municipal Palace, in the performance of José Ángel Tostado Quevedo, Director of the Institute of Culture, played the authority, whom the pirates thanked for the hospitality provided.
The pirates who belong to the Pirate Mansion, which recently opened its doors in Mazatlán, will seek to institutionalize this date as the Day of the Pirate.
“We come from distant lands to bring you a lot, a lot of fun.” Carlos Díaz Museografo.