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The Bay of Slaughters

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The origin of Matanzas's strange name (“Matanzas” literally means “slaughters”) can be traced back to around 1510, when most of the crew of a Spanish vessel that had wrecked at the bay were killed by ... More


The Seven Ships

James A. Lewis

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

They gathered in Havana that summer, the seven ships that made up the 1750 Spanish flota. While their schedules and routes to Cuba were individual, they all shared a common purpose: to complete their ... More


Shipwrecked

James A. Lewis

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

All seven ships of the flota now reached the most dangerous stage of their brief voyage since leaving Havana—trying to reach safety on land. After surviving the pounding dealt out by the hurricane, a ... More


Death of a Greyhound

James A. Lewis

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

True to her name, the Galga (greyhound) and her companion prize, the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, raced north far ahead of the rest of the flota. While there is a paucity of information on the ... More


Closing the Books (Cuentas y Quentas)

James A. Lewis

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

Significant portions of the surviving documentation concerning the 1750 flota are financial accounts. In Spanish, the word “account” can carry a narrative as well as a financial meaning. Indeed, ... More


Identification of the Fowey

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the final identification of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida. The interpretation of the ceramic and glass assemblages suggested a date between 1740 and 1750 and ... More


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