National Geographic : 1947 Jan
American Photo Company When Winter Northers Blow, Huge Sea Horses Crash Against Morro; Spray Dusts the Lighthouse Top Sir Francis Drake dropped hot shot into Havana in 1585, doing irreparable damage. Morro and two other castles, Punta and Fuerza, were then built todefend the rich city. A British army, aided by Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York colonials, besieged Morro for seven weeks inthesummer of1762. Soon after its capture, Havana surrendered. Yellow fever took a terrific toll. Until General Wood cleaned up the city, this waterfront was itsdumping ground.