South Puerto Rico Sugar Company stock certificate 1960's (Dominican Republic sugar mill)
Cool Caribbean collectible. Awesome engraved vignette of a plantation with men harvesting sugar cane and loading onto oxen driven wagons. Issued and cancelled. Dated 1960's.
Incorporated 1900, the company was formed as the South Porto Rico Sugar Company. In 1959, the company changed its name from the South Porto Rico Sugar Company to the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company . In 1964, the American company, Gulf & Western, showed interest in the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company and began to acquire the shares of this company, until they reached the shareholder control in 1967. In 1967, the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company merged with Gulf and Western Industries.
The South Porto Rico Sugar Company operated a large sugar complex in Puerto Rico which owned cane land near La Romana (Dominican Republic). The Central Guánica sugar mill located in the town of Ensenada. It was one of the largest sugar mills in the Caribbean and until World War I, it was one of the largest mills in the world. It ceased operations in 1982.