Places

"A man is never lost at sea..." (89)

* This section is currently underdeveloped as we were not able to travel to Cuba to get photos ourselves. 

Canary Islands (page 24)

Badeker. Map of Canary Islands. 2009. 

The Canary Islands are placed off the coast of Spain and Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. Santiago is originally from these islands, and identifies as a Spaniard, but would make frequent trips to Africa in his youth. It is unclear exactly when Santiago moved to Cuba, but it is likely he lived in Cuba for a long time as he also seems to identify himself with the island of Cuba.  

 

 

The Gulf Stream (page 13) 

 

Image of the Gulf Stream from scijinx.gov 

The Gulf Stream is an ocean current throughout many oceans in the world. Nevertheless, it is predominately known for carrying warm the east coast of the United States and into Western Europe. For fishing, there is a strong current in this location, so it can be dangerous, but it can also help speed up the journey.  

 

The Mosquito Coast (page 16) 

 

Mosquito Coast from wikipedia.org/MosquitoCoast  

The Mosquito Coast is along Nicaragua's Eastern coast. It can be seen in the red area of the image. It is named after the Miskito indigenous group from Central America. 

 

Havana, Cuba (numerous places) 

 

Map of Havana, Cuba From WhereIG.com. 2011 

Havana is the capital of Cuba. It is on the Northwest coast of the island. Santiago numerously returns to the concept of seeing the brightness of Havana as his guide back to shore.  

 

Casablanca (page 70)  

 

Casablanca, Morocco. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 2013. 

Casablanca is a seaport in north-central Morocco. The city borders the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the places Santiago remembers going in his youth while exploring Africa.  

 

Cienfuegos 

 

Map of Cienfuegos. Rarelibra. 2013 

It is a seaport on the south coast of Cuba. It can be seen in red on the map. Santiago remembers beating a Black man from Cienfuegos at arm wrestling.  

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