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Relating some of their activities illustrates the historical setting in which Puerto Real developed. Even while Columbus conducted his third and fourth reconnaissance efforts, other Spaniards were making their own voyages of discovery in the Caribbean. According to Sauer (1966:108), at least four voyages took place in 1499: those of Alonzo de Hojeda, Peralonso Nino, Vicente Yanez Pinzon, and Diego de Lepe. It was Peralonso Nino who discovered the pearl coast of Venezuela that Columbus just missed on his third voyage.
Willis and Paul You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Previous Archaeological Work • 33 Hodges (Dr. William Hodges's son) supervised twenty Haitian workers, who excavated thirty-nine 2 x 2 m units. These excavations revealed the remains of what had been a three-room masonry building. Most of the stone foundation was missing, having been robbed by later peoples for use in their own structures.
In 1562 an earthquake rocked the northern coast of Hispaniola. This was followed by the French corsair raid in 1566. That same year, Spain ordered a cessation of registry of ships at Puerto Real because of the smuggling activities there. The town sued and had its registry temporarily restored, but this only delayed the inevitable. Ironically, it was not the loss of revenue that worried the Spanish Crown. The economic importance of the hide trade was negligible. " Rather, the main concern of the Crown was the presence of these foreign interlopers, not in the hides they diverted from Spain.