Slide ID

CV-89-049

_pkUnique ID

CV89049

Slide Date

1-1-1989

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Island

Maio

Date

January 1989

Description

A pile of salt mined from salt pans located near Vila do Maio. The salinas were the islands main source of income for centuries. Salt from these pans was transported to an English port where it was then shipped to various countries around the world. The business tapered off in the 19th century when the principal market for salt at the time, Brazil, introduced tariffs.

Keywords

salt pans, salinas, industry, resources

Notes

Irwin, Aisling and Wilson, Colum. Cape Verde Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide. (Guilford, 2001). pp. 148-9

Copyright

Rhode Island College

Box

1

Folder

12

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VueScan

Date Time Scanned

May 2012

Color Space

RGB

Document Type

Image

Keywords

salt pans, salinas, industry, resources

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