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14km canal esperanza 1903 finished

La Esperanza 14km canal finished in 1903
Courtesy RadioSintonia:

"La Esperanza" the greatest engineering work of Fuerteventura at the end of the 19th century.
"La Esperanza", with this name, was named a 14-kilometer canal that started from the town of Tesjuate to the old Puerto de Cabras, today Puerto del Rosario and which promoted the "Sociedad Económica La Esperanza" in 1898. It was constituted between Other families for the Fernández Castañeira. The purpose of the company was to bring water to the population due to the shortage in the area.
The aforementioned work that ended in 1903 led the water from an aquifer located on the cliffs of the Barranco Río Cabras in Tesjuate, to the rear of the Church of Puerto de Rosario.
History professor Carmelo Torres contextualizes the work in Fuerteventura in the 19th century where water was very scarce, making life very difficult for the majoreros. »Without a doubt, this is the greatest engineering work of the end of the century. XIX in Fuerteventura "and adds" it must be borne in mind that along the 14 kilometers of the canal, both in its aerial and underground sections, it must have the perfect inclination so that the water circulates and does not remain stagnant. "
Even today it is possible to see some sections of the canal that represented so much for the population of the time, many already in very poor condition. In this sense, Carmelo Torres appeals to the administrations to protect this part of the history of the majoreros totally abandoned and unknown by many.

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