Bacalao, coffee, sugar, yucca flour, corn and cattle were the most important export products on San Cristóbal. Here, the Manuel J. Cobos is loaded with sacks from the trolleys on the long pier at Wreck Bay.
Hacienda goods were loaded onto ships via a large 100 m long wooden pier equipped with a rail system, and whose stone base can still be seen at the south end of the bay. Products were moved between the islands and mainland on two boats, the “Manuel J. Cobos” and “Josefina Cobos,” which were often the only available means for communication with the outside world. Bacalao refers to grouper, which was dried and exported to the mainland, especially for religious occasions.