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

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035406
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0008
Of a ship many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished.

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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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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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