Chocolate replica of the Red Bay whaling shallop successfully launched.

The replica of the 16th century whaling chalupa built by Albaola under the patronage of Unesco, the original of which was found in the bay of Red Bay, served as a model for Gozoa, an association of professionals of artisan sweet gastronomy in the Basque Country, to build its replica in chocolate. The unique initiative, developed by the chocolatiers in the Albaola shipyard, culminated with the launching of the chocolate boat, in a unique and moving event.

The history

Canada found in 1978 the remains of the Nao San Juan that sank in 1565 in Red Bay, Labrador, Canada, and after years of documenting the wreck, they shared the archive with Spain. Thus began a collaboration that continues today with Parks Canada. What there is is the best documented and oldest wreck of a maritime merchant ship. A collaboration defined as “A shared heritage”.

We leave you some informative links about this extraordinary story:

Information about the Albaola museum
Albaola, Maritime Factory
16th century Basques boat construction underway and a voyage to N.L. in the future