Matanzas Bay

Matanzas Bay (HMV38)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.87', W 81° 18.674'

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Bahia de Matanzas

On this shore in 1586, Sir Francis Drake burned San Agustin and a new wooden fort called San Juan. In 1668, John Davis, an English corsair, sacked the town and almost captured its wooden fort. Many other pirates, seeking Spanish treasure ships, were a continuous threat.

To hold this harbor, Queen Mariana ordered this fort built of stone.
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HM NumberHMV38
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469951 N 3307505
Decimal Degrees29.89783333, -81.31123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.87', W 81° 18.674'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.20" N, 81° 18' 40.44" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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