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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'$
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Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035406

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035406.001.0001

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Of three ships two hundred or more leagues out to sea that miraculously escaped disaster with all their people aboard and managed to return to Puerto Plata on this Island of Hispaniola.

Of three ships two hundred or more leagues out to sea that miraculously escaped disaster with all their people aboard and managed to return to Puerto Plata on this Island of Hispaniola.

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(p.26) Chapter VIII Of three ships two hundred or more leagues out to sea that miraculously escaped disaster with all their people aboard and managed to return to Puerto Plata on this Island of Hispaniola.
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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)
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Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0009

In August 1533, a ship loaded with cargo sailed from Santo Domingo bound for Spain. En route, while still close to this island, the ship's master, named San Juan de Ermúa, fell sick. His illness quickly worsened, and for his sake the ship put in at Mona Island between this island and San Juan Island, forty leagues from Santo Domingo. There the master died and was buried. Afterward the ship continued on and, due to the delay en route, another ship sailing from the port of Santo Domingo whose master was a pilot named Carreño caught up with it. This second ship was likewise carrying a very valuable cargo. Heavily damaged, they returned to the town of Puerto Plata on the northern coast of this island, their masts and yards broken and half or more of the cargo jettisoned.

Keywords:   ship, cargo, Santo Domingo, Spain, San Juan de Ermúa, Mona Island, Carreño, Puerto Plata

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