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Windward Passage   /wˈɪndwərd pˈæsədʒ/   Listen
Windward Passage

A channel between eastern Cuba and western Haiti that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea.

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"Windward Passage" Quotes from Famous Books

... itself out, he put to sea in his well-found, well-manned ship, and before he returned in the following May from a protracted and adventurous cruise, the fame of Captain Peter Blood had run like ripples before the breeze across the face of the Caribbean Sea. There was a fight in the Windward Passage at the outset with a Spanish galleon, which had resulted in the gutting and finally the sinking of the Spaniard. There was a daring raid effected by means of several appropriated piraguas upon a Spanish pearl fleet in the Rio de la Hacha, from which they had taken a particularly rich haul of pearls. ...
— Captain Blood • Rafael Sabatini

... letter brought, as Gauthier alleged, from the English commander, Sir Thomas Brisbane, declaring Gauthier empowered to treat for the delivery to the British of the posts of Gonaives, Les Verrettes, and some others, in order to secure to the British the freedom of the windward passage. Toussaint declared that the messengers had brought with them bags of money, with which they had endeavoured to bribe him to this treachery. He asked of them ...
— The Hour and the Man - An Historical Romance • Harriet Martineau

... to a close. Indeed, I might probably have remained at sea a week or two longer, but the men were getting a little impatient, and I thought it better to sacrifice my own pleasure to theirs. That day we caught a cracking breeze out of the Windward Passage, and toward midnight we came up with ...
— Captain Brand of the "Centipede" • H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

Words linked to "Windward Passage" :   channel, Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic

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