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The Island of Hispaniola

Figure 2.8: The Island Hispaniola, as named by Christopher that was later divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Pointer co-ordinates: 19008'21.12' N and 71046'38.71'

While searching they came across Hispaniola, which is currently separated into the Dominican Republic and Haiti (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml).

The Santa Maria ran aground on Hispaniola on Christmas day, inundated, and sank on 26 December (http://columbusnavigation.com/v1.shtml).

He named the area where the ship sank "La Navidad" which means Christmas in Spanish (http://columbusnavigation.com/v1.shtml).

Columbus left about 40 of his crew members at La Navidad because the Pinta was only able to accommodate a specified amount of people (http://columbusnavigation.com/v1.shtml).

Columbus left La Navidad on January 3, 1493 with only the Pinta (http://columbusnavigation.com/v1.shtml)