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"Laying the Breakwater Track"

 
 
"Laying the Breakwater Track" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
1. "Laying the Breakwater Track" Marker
Inscription.  

“Sembradores de Via de la Escollera”
Obreros mexicanos con el impetu en sus marros solidifican los rieles que daran paso a la maquinaria mas moderna de inicios del 1900. Por esta via férrea trasladaban hasta aquí los bloques de cantera desde Peñuela.
Veracruz 1897-1902
Escultor: Humberto Peraza Avila
Mexico 6 marzo del 2002

English translation:
“Laying the Breakwater Track”
Mexican workers show their strength as their hammers solidify the rails that will move the most modern machinery of the early 1900s. By this breakwater railway they moved the quarried stone blocks for the pier here from Peñuela.
Veracruz 1897-1902
Sculptor: Humberto Peraza Ávila
Mexico, March 6, 2002
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 19° 11.945′ N, 96° 7.721′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is on Muelle de la Armada de México just east of Comodoro Manuel Azueta, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
"Laying the Breakwater Track" Marker and sculpture image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
2. "Laying the Breakwater Track" Marker and sculpture
distance of this marker. Inauguration of the Port of Veracruz, 1902 (a few steps from this marker); Witnesses of the Future (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedro Sainz de Baranda (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lebanese Immigrants to Mexico (about 210 meters away); Monument to 100 years of Jewish Immigration to Mexico (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Alexander von Humboldt (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Independence Heroes of Veracruz (approx. half a kilometer away); The Bastion of Santiago (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
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"Laying the Breakwater Track" sculpture detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
3. "Laying the Breakwater Track" sculpture detail
"The Diver", an additional nearby sculpture along the pier image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
4. "The Diver", an additional nearby sculpture along the pier
This additional sculpture's plaque reads:

“Buzo”
Homenaje a los ingenieros submarinos mexicanos y britanicos que contribuyeron en la colocacion de diques y rompe olas, nivelando el enrocamiento para la construcción de este puerto artificial
Veracruz 1897-1902
Escultor: Humberto Peraza Avila
marzo 6 del 2002

English translation:
"The Diver"
Tribute to the Mexican and British underwater engineers who contributed to the placement of levees and wavebreaks, leveling up the construction of this artificial port in Veracruz 1897-1902
Sculptor: Humberto Peraza Ávila
March 6, 2002
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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