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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 a ship that departed this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola and struck a rock on this coast and a sailor jumped from the ship to the rock and came by land to this city while the ship sailed safely on to Spain.

Of a ship that departed this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola and struck a rock on this coast and a sailor jumped from the ship to the rock and came by land to this city while the ship sailed safely on to Spain.

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(p.7) Chapter II Of a ship that departed this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola and struck a rock on this coast and a sailor jumped from the ship to the rock and came by land to this city while the ship sailed safely on to Spain.
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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/9780813035406.003.0003

This chapter's story is about a ship whose master was Captain San Juan Solórzano which departed the river-port of Santo Domingo. At midnight or a little later on the day in question the crew weighed anchor, and in bright moonlight with a nice land breeze the ship sailed up the coast for Spain about two or more hours before daybreak. A Basque sailor who saw that the ship was on a collision course with the rocks stationed himself in the prow with the idea of jumping to land at the moment of impact. The boat, as reported, was pushed on course for Spain, where it arrived safely. The Basque sailor returned by land to Santa Domingo, arriving after a day or two and the ship took his sea chest and clothing to Spain for him. God saved the ship in the manner described and willed that sailor to remain behind to testify to the miracle.

Keywords:   ship, master, San Juan Solórzano, Santo Domingo, crew, Spain, Basque, sailor, God, miracle

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