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|They are in my (1942) atlas
Written by Margaret C
(10/23/2011 4:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Must be Gibraltar - never even heard of Straits of Florida, penned by Cathy Allen
and Jerry Wilkinson's History of the Gulf Stream mentions that "Charts in the 1800s labeled the general area as the 'Gulf of Florida', 'Straits of Florida' and 'Canal de Bahama.' ".
In the context of Mrs Crofts comments, the straits of Florida make sense - she is saying she went to the Bahamas, but not to any of the surrounding Spanish colonies (ie: Florida, Cuba, San Domingo).
Also, that area of the coast was a good place for shipwrecks and privateers and Spanish Gold, and (as the Crofts and Wentworth, as well as the Austen brothers, knew) the action between France and Britain did not take place only in the Mediterranean.
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