The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 Page: 30 of 253
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THE JOURN.EY OF
river of the Palms and was a very good
pilot for the whole northern coast. The
Governor left, on the coast of Habana, an-
other vessel that he had bought there, on
which there remained, as captain, Alvaro de
Cerda, with forty people and twelve horse-
men. Two days after the Governor ar-
rived he went aboard. The people he took
along were 400 men and eighty horses, on
four vessels and one brigantine. The pilot
we had taken ran the vessels aground on the
sands called "of Canarreo," so that the next
day we were stranded and remained strand-
ed for fifteen days, the keels often touching
bottom. Then a storm from the south drove
so much water on the shoals that we could
get off, though not without much danger.
Departing from there and arrived at
Guaniguanico, another tempest came up in
which we nearly perished. At Cape Cor-
rientes we had another, which lasted three
days. Afterward we doubled the Cape of
Sant Anton and sailed with contrary winds
as far as twelve leagues off Habana, and
when, on the following day, we attempted to
enter, a southerly storm drove us away, so
Here’s what’s next.
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Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez. The journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3001/m1/30/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .