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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

….Puerto Rico


"Plan of El Morro in 1742, being the citadel of San Juan, Spanish Puerto Rico (Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar, Madrid). As it can be seen on the map, El Morro was a small peninsula in a strategic location protecting the harbour of San Juan…"

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I was there… really impressive.


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Armand

Major Mike16 Jan 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

I've been there too, it is impressive.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

I used to have a link that showed what it looked like very early on in its history, at the time Francis Drake attempted to capture the city (1595, I think). It was mostly logs and earthworks then, but on an impressive piece of land.

Dan
PS. I can't even count the times I spent hours playing pirate in that fortress and in the grassy field before the main gate. I lost many good kites on that windy open space too. :)

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21eRegt16 Jan 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

I was there as a reenactor in 2009 for the failed 1797 British invasion. Great place, great people, wonderful experience. Still in recovery mode.

whitejamest16 Jan 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

My wife and I honeymooned there in Apil. As 21eRegt says, great place, great people. I can't imagine what it is like for folks rebuilding after the storm.

I had a fantastic time exploring the fort, but would caution anyone against going in to the little stone guard posts in the wall outside the fort. They clearly get used as public urinals, and a whole lot besides…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

Nieces, nephews and other relatives in the island have noticed marked improvement in the reliability of water and power services in just these last few weeks.

Maybe the recent raid by the feds on the power company warehouses got everyone else there to take matters more seriously. The power company was hoarding material and equipment for months. A couple of my nephews say that they might have to testify on that case. For their sake I hope they don't need to.

Dan
PS. Also, I just received the following status report (excerpt):
AAA customers with water service: 96.96%
AEE Power Generations: 80.80%
MIDA (Chamber of the Food marketing and Distribution Industry) Markets open: 92 %
Gas Stations open: 88%
Waste Water Treatment plants operational: 94%

Retiarius9 Inactive Member17 Jan 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

It was you Fredo

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

You are right whitejamest!… I remember that also!…

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Armand

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

I had a fantastic time exploring the fort, but would caution anyone against going in to the little stone guard posts in the wall outside the fort. They clearly get used as public urinals, and a whole lot besides…
I'm sure that's a tradition as old as the fort itself. grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Armand

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