Cuba Politics

Top of Morro Castle, Entrance to Santiago Harbor

Posted August 18, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Politics.


The above view shows the narrow channel leading into the harbor, out of which Cervera’s ships came to meet their doom. The battle took place in the open expanse between the mouth of the channel and the distant point of land in the background, the Spanish ships being sunk along the shore. The point on which the fort stands is so high that guns cannot be depressed sufficiently to bear on the channel, and vessels may enter there with impunity.

1898 Spanish American War

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