Excerpt from North American Fauna No; 14: Natural History of the Tres Marias Islands, MexicoThe Tres Marias islands are situated Off the west coast Of Mexico, about 65 miles west from the port of San Blas. These islands have been known since early in the history of the New World, and in 1532 were named Las Islas de la Magdalena by Diego de Mendoza. Many of the early explorers sailed about them, an...
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tates that they were familiar to the buccaneers who Visited these shores. They are mentioned by several of the later voyagers, especially the English exploring expeditions which visited the west coast of Mexico in'the first half of the present century. During all this time, however, they remained uninhabited and nothing definite was known or published concerning their character or products. It is said at San Blas that the first men who lived upon the islands were bandits, who took refuge there, and had a secure retreat from which they harried the mainland settlements for several years. Finally, the abundance Of Spanish cedar became known, a settlement of woodcutters was established on Marie Madre, and this island has since been continuously inhabited.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.