If I read the history right, Columbus landed on the big island in November 1493  (second voyage) and called the island San Juan Bautista.   Less than two decades later (1509), a settlement happened here and the called Puerto Rico.  Somehow, in the intervening years, the island name and this port name got reversed.  Anyone know when that happened?

Anyhow, this breezy ridge . . . topped by NPS-run El Morro is stunning.  Approaching the entrance to the harbor formerly known as “Rich port” is a frequently vessel in NYC

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Conrad S.  Note her port history in that link.

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Hardly hidden away between two cruise ships is a Crowley barge.   Dark hull on the right is Disney Fantasy.

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1812 . . .  means one historical narrative up in New York, but

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in San Juan . . . it has other associations, which have brought Galeon la Pepa to port.

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Carnival Glory was getting some

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port maintenance.

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Nord Setouchi was at the dock as was

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Caribbean Fantasy.

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For today, one more short-haul container carrier with a fantastic name, Sky Seal.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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