National Geographic : 1931 Jan
Photograph by Capt. A. W. Stevens MORRO CASTLE, AT SAN JUAN DE PORTO RICO Built as a rude defense in 1538, the old fortress has witnessed many a scene of violence. In 1595,when gold-laden galleons bound from Mexico for Spain sought refuge in this harbor, Sir Francis Drake vainly assaulted it. Sir John Hawkins, his fellow filibuster, died at sea offshore and his body was committed to the deep within sight and sound of the Dons' guns.