MO­RRO’S THE FIRST SIGN WHEN SAILING IN­TO HA­VA­NA

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e tra c of gold and sil er bet­ween the vi­ce­ro­yalty of New Spain in the Me­xi­can te­rri­to­ries con­que­red by Her­nan Cor­tes and the Pe­nin­su­la, star­ting in the s, tur­ned Ha­va­na in­to a eet gat­he­ring spot, be­fo­re set­ting sail for the rou­te north of Cu­ba, on

the Gulf Stream to Eu­ro­pe.

The eet sys­tem was com­ple­men­ted by the for­tres­ses to protect Ha­va­na’s har­bor. The Real Fuer­za Castle ( - ) was joi­ned by San Sal­va­dor de la Pun­ta Castle in and the Tres Re­yes del Mo­rro Castle. They later be­ca­me

an iden­tity sign for Ha­va­na City. Mo­rro’s Light­hou­se still stands out as the rst tra c sig­nal when sailing in­to the port of Ha­va­na. For almost ve cen­tu­ries, it has been the city’s

most lo­yal vi­gi­lan­te.

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