With the success of those first small captures, the crews of both the Siren Song and La Columbe voted in resounding favor for raiding Guayaquil. During the 200 mile cruise the men dreamed of the riches stockpiled in the largest port on the Pacific coastline. Guayaquil had long since established itself as a center of trade between Lima and Panama. It was also a major ship-building center, supplying the merchant families with the ships necessary to transport silver, coca, leather, wool, indigo, and small quantities of silk and porcelain acquired with the arrival of... Enjoying the sneak peek of this chapter? Click the button below to choose your level of support and unlock this and all of the chapters.