Joseph Yves Limantour

Joseph Yves Limantour (1812, Lorient, France - 1885, Mexico City, Mexico) was a French merchant who engaged in the California sea trade during the years preceding American occupation of that Mexican province in 1846. He was also known in California as José Limantour.

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... Limantour, was a Breton trader and sea captain who traded all along the Pacific coast from Valparaíso to California ... 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 ...

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