Morro Castle


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Morro Castle

(môr`ō), fort at the entrance to the harbor of Havana, Cuba. It was erected by the Spanish in 1589 to protect the city from buccaneers. The fort was also used as a prison. Morro Castle was captured by the British under Sir George Pocock in 1762. The fort at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba is also called Morro Castle and was built shortly after the Morro Castle of Havana. It was taken by the American forces in the Spanish-American War (1898). Morro Castle on the harbor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is also a picturesque old Spanish fort.
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They'll be launching themselves off a 27m high platform at the historic Morro Castle.
It was an absolute passion to actually make it in Cuba where everything that is in the script happened, where the finca (farm) is where (Hemingway) lived, where his boat was, all the spots from the Morro Castle to Cojimar where he fished,'' director Bob Yari said.
Federal officials closed the popular San Felipe del Morro castle in Old San Juan.
1937, Clemente 2248 (HAC); sobre una roca en los farallones que rodean a la Playa de Sardinero, Santiago de Cuba, 25 Nov 1951, Lopez Figueiras 315 (HAC); provincia de Oriente, cercanias de la desembocadura del rio San Juan, en la playa de Aguadores, 26 Oct 1952, Lopez Figueiras 1716 (HAC, 3 sheets; HAJB); provincia de Oriente, en farallones del Monte Picote, cercanias del central Miranda, 12 Mar 1955, Lopez Figueiras 2001 (HAC; HAJB); Santiago de Cuba, Morro Castle, 24 7.
For a start, the original draft found passengers in danger on the liner on which the story is set - but, just a few weeks before the show was due to open, a fire on board the passenger ship SS Morro Castle in heavy seas off the coast on New Jersey on September 8, 1934, caused the deaths of 137 passengers and crew.
The Seven Wonders of the Caribbean featured on Carnival's shore excursions include Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, El Morro Castle in San Juan, the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Trunk Bay Beach in St.
When the dancing stopped; the real story of the Morro Castle and its deadly wake.
Depending on your visual sensitivity to chroma, as well as the rigidity or looseness of your intellectual categories, you will find at least one "Black," Morro Castle, perhaps a second, Delta, and maybe a third, Criss Cross, among the works presented by curators Harry Cooper and Megan R.
But just as rehearsals were to begin, the steamer Morro Castle caught fire just off New York on its way back from Havana; 135 people died in the much-publicized blaze.
Bacardi recently opened a visitors center at its 240-acre distillery in Catano, a 15- to 20-minute cab ride from Morro Castle or the airport in San Juan, reports AP (July 20, 2003).
Beauchamp Pilot (7-1) was the same distance away in third with Morro Castle (33-1) back in fourth.