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Trinidad and Tobago

Figure 4.4: The islands of Trinidad

Point co-ordinates: 40038'11.42' N and 73036'54.25 W

On the 31st July, Columbus and his crew sailed in search of fresh water and came across an island with three hills which Columbus called Trinidad named after the Holy Trinity (

At Trinidad, the fleet obtained fresh water and as an added bonus also sighted the South American continent (