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DIDYOUKNOW8Forthisnewedionwewouldliketooeryouanexceponalvoyagethroughthepaststarngin1899bytellingyouthestoryofDoleinHonduras.InHondurasDolecountswithoveronecenturyofinfrastruc-turedevelopmentCorporateResponsibilityandsupporttothecommunies.WhenDolearrivedontheAtlancCoastofHondurasLaCeibawasasmallvillage.Todayitisthethirdlargesttownofthecountrywithapopulaonofapproximately200000residents.1899theVaccaroBrothersandSalvadordAntoniarriveinHondurasThehistoryofStandardFruitCompanydeHondurasgoesbackto1899whenaseverefreezewipedouttheorangebusinessinsouthernLouisiana.ThisfreezeimpactedthelivelihoodoftwoSiciliansJosephVaccaroandSalvadordAntoniVaccarosbrotherinlaw.AtthatmomentthetwoSicilianswereoperangthreeluggersaclassofboatstoshiporangestoNewOrleansfromdownrivergroves.Howeverfollowingthefreezetheyhadnomorecargo.TheythenstartedimporngbananasandcoconutsfromHondurasacountryfacingnodangersoffreezing.JosephstwootherbrothersLuccaandFelixjoinedtheminthisventurethatwaslatertobecomeVaccaroBros.Co.dAntonibeingtheCo..Howeverthisnewbusinessrequiredabiggershipthanthenyluggers.Tothisendtheyacquiredatwo-mastedschooner.LaCeibain1901