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La Lucía
Yabucoa

 
Hacienda La Lucia was established in 1852 by Gustavo Dausó (apparently an adaptation of the French Dausau), a French immigrant from Nantes and his wife Clementina Dorion.  The hacienda was named in honor of his daughter Lucía Dausó Dorion (1839-1909) who married also Frenchman Luis Lavergne and inherited it upon her parent's death. 
 
Approximately 50 cuerdas of Hacienda Lucia were foreclosed upon in 1881 by Julian Leroy as the result of a court claim for unpaid debt against Luis Lavergne.  The November 19, 1885 edition of La Gaceta de Puero Rico  reports that as a result of a court case established by José Facundo Cintrón against Lucia Dausó de Lavergne, the judge ordered the sale in public auction of the 330 cuerdas Hacienda Lucía and all its structures. The licitation resulted in its acquisition by Cintrón for 82,035 pesos.  Cintrón was also owner of Ingenio Laura of which you can read on the PR Trapiches page.
 
Its machinery photographed below was installed ca. 1883.  In 1893, hurricane San Roque caused substantial damage to the hacienda, we do not know if that is when it ceased to operate as a trapiche, but reportedly sugarcane was grown on its lands until the 1930s.  After it ceased grindinging, its sugarcane was sent to Central Roig  for processing.
 
In May, 2014 the Municipal Government of Yabucoa was granted permission to develop and maintain this property as a tourist attraction highlighting the importance of the hacienda in Yabucoa's rich sugar industry history.  During our visit in February, 2019 no work had been done on this regard.