Bay of Havana, among the largest in the world (+ Photos)

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By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / Collaborator.
From the command bridge of the Tiburon motor fisherman, from the Cuban Fishing Fleet, I used to contemplate the Bay of Havana, in my stage as a seafarer, after successfully completing the course in sponge cultivation, a profession that I have never I exercised because of my young age.

I stayed on the boat for about five months from the time I set sail for the fishing work at Golpe de Campeche and Ciudad del Carmen, both in Mexico, until my return to the largest of the Antilles.
In the Port of Havana the fishing vessel Tiburon was anchored. Those of us who did not reside in the Cuban capital, very few, stayed to look after the boat. And from the motor ship he contemplated the Bay, considered one of the largest and safest in America and the World.
Its huge bag accommodated the vessels of the Fishing Fleet and the merchants that arrived at the port. It is a really impressive and pleasant landscape. La Bahía (founded in 1519) witnessed the explosion of the American battleship Maine on February 15, 1898, a tricky event that served as a pretext for the United States to intervene in the 1895 War waged by Cubans against Spain.
He stared in amazement at the network of fortifications that are part of that spot perhaps not so common in other bays of the world that served as a refuge in the colonial era at the Torreón de San Lázaro, El Morro de La Habana, the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña , and El Castillo de Atarés, among other spectacular sites in one of the seven wonder cities of the world.
Sunny mornings, from the deck of the Shark, were conducive to also glimpse the Christ of Havana (declared a National Monument on November 6, 2017 and inaugurated on December 25, 1958), a solemn and colossal statue located to the east of the port, on the left, between the old fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña and the town of Casablanca.
The author of the work, Jilma Madera, said: “I followed my principles and tried to achieve a statue full of vigor and human firmness. I imprinted on the face serenity and integrity as to give someone who has the certainty of his ideas; I did not see him as an angel in the clouds, but with my feet firmly on the ground. ”
The bay also witnessed a horrendous crime perpetuated by the United States government: the sabotage of La Coubre, a ship of French origin that was the object of a terrorist act in the port of Havana on March 4, 1960. Two took place explosions that produced nearly a hundred dead and four hundred wounded and injured. (Author’s photos)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)
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