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Cuba: Thousands of Shipwrecks Reported

Shipwrecks have occured in Cuban coasts along centuries. Photo: PL  Some 3000 shipwrecks have been reported in Cuba, including the Spanish Navegador frigate, that sank in 1814 after a strong winter storm near Santa Cruz del Norte, in the western province of Mayabeque.

The frigate was sailing to Havana from England with a shipment of English porcelain dishes, apart from other objects.

Due to its geographical position, the Caribbean country became a commercial route all of kind of products between America and Europe during the colonial period, chiefly the Havana Harbor, revealed a Granma daily report today.

The Cuban coasts and its surroundings sea waters were the stage of an undetermined number of shipwrecks, including ships, frigates, schooners, and other naval transport from the 16th to the 19th century. / Source: PL.

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