Watling Island


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Watling Island

(ˈwɒtlɪŋ)
n
(Placename) another name for San Salvador Island
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Specifically, the expedition collected 739 numbers on Cat Island, Exuma Cays, Watling Island, Jumentos Cays, Castle Island, Mayaguana Island, and Caicos Islands.
Morison had been to Watling Island, Columbus' landing place, and knew it just as well as Columbus had.
Two months into the first voyage, he sighted land--San Salvador (Watling Island in the Bahamas)--and claimed Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti) for the Spanish.