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Puerto Rico Map

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island located about a thousand miles southeast of Miami between the Dominican Republic and the U. S. Virgin Islands. It is roughly 100 by 35 miles with a population of about 3.8 million people. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States of America and we have common citizenship, currency and defense. Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, residents of Puerto Rico do not pay federal income tax (but neither can they vote in presidential elections). Over 2 million Puerto Ricans live in the United States, primarily in the...

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National Shipping of America Expands San Juan Service

JOC Staff | Oct 03, 2013   National Shipping of America has expanded its Isla Verde Express service with the addition of a southbound call at Port Everglades in Florida. The expansion provides a connection between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico with a two-day transit time. Previously, the service, which was launched earlier this year, offered a direct route between Houston and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a fortnightly basis. The port rotation now is Houston, Port Everglades, San Juan and back to Houston. The addition of the Port Everglades call does not impact southbound transit times between...

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Forts of Puerto Rico

Fort San Felipe Del Morro: Fort San Felipe del Morro or El Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Spanish is a sixteenth-century citadel which lies on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the fort, also referred to as “El Morro” or “promontory”, was designed to guard the entrance to San Juan bay, and defend the city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.    In 1983, the fort was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations and is part of San Juan National Historic...

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Ponce

Ponce is located on the south side of the island. The Second largest city in Puerto Rico, also known as “La Perla del Sur” or The Pearl of the South.  Ponce is also know as The “Ciudad Senorial (Majestic City) and “La Ciudad de los Leones (City of Lions). Ponce was the Capital of the south until 1989.  It is 3 miles from the southern coast. Ponce is also Puerto Rico’s second largest city. Ponce dates from the late 17th century.  It consists of colonial homes, churches, fountains, plazas, and a fire stations (Parque de Bombas). The city was...

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