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Columbus and the Cannibals

Searching for gold, women and Cannibals, Columbus ran into his first troubles in Samana. It is known as the Bay of Arrows incident, and is the first reported skirmish between Europeans and Natives of the New World — the first of many to come. For the precise details, let’s turn to the words of the man himself — Christopher Columbus. Cue an ominous Columbus voice in your head. Saturday, 12th of January 1493 After he had come abreast of Lover’s Cape (now known as Cabo Cabron) he saw between it and the other cape a huge bay three leagues...

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Is Samaná An Island?

Something interesting springs to mind if you look at old maps and charts of the island. See it? In almost all old maps Samaná is drawn as an island, separated from the mainland. In fact, on a few it is even marked as “Samaná Island”. The way it is separated varies and, granted, they did not have satellites back then and cartography was still an experimental science so to say — but is it really that difficult to tell an island from a peninsula when you sail right past it? Maps Lie In almost all of the maps it’s...

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