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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 many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished.

Of a ship many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished.

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(p.23) Chapter VII Of a ship many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished.
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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/9780813035406.003.0008

In September 1533, a ship in the midst of the Ocean Sea was proceeding in good weather with all sails set. It was en route from Spain to Santo Domingo under the mastership of Cristóbal Vara. It happened that the ship began to list at the bow either because the food supplies stowed there had been eaten up or because they were poorly stowed. To remedy this common situation those on the ship filled three hogsheads with seawater and put them belowdecks where there needed to have more weight. With that the ship straightened up and maintained a better course. Eight or ten days after the above incident, this ship entered safely the port and river of Santo Domingo. After a few days, having taken on food, water, wood, and the necessary supplies, the ship continued on to where it was chartered—New Spain.

Keywords:   Spain, Santo Domingo, Cristóbal Vara, ship, supplies, hogsheads, New Spain

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