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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 named...

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