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Watling's Island

[see quot.] n. the former name of San Salvador, a major island of the Bahamas: 1786 Watling I. (Fenning & Collyer, map follow-ing p. 56). 1975 Until the mid-twenties of this century, San Salvador was known throughout the Bahamas as Watling's Island after a buccaneer wedding husband who was supposed to have made his headquarters in a castle at Sandy Point in the south-west (Hunte 156-7).

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Last update: 2010-11-07 20:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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