Position of San Domingo.
If any one will take the trouble to draw, on any good map of the United States, a line due south from the extreme point of the peninsula of Florida, it will be found — after crossing the inlet, sixty miles wide, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico--to intersect the Island of Cuba at a point about one-third of its length.
The northern shore of the remaining two-thirds of that island winds, in a gentle curve, in a southeasterly direction, finally terminating at Cape Maysi.
What is known as the "Windward Passage," a strait which connects the Atlantic ocean with the Caribbean Sea, separates Cuba from Hayti; the distance between Cape Maysi, the eastern terminus of the former island, and Cape St. Nicholas, the western terminus of the latter, being not more than twenty-five miles. In the western portion of Hayti, covering about one-third of the area of the island, is established the Republic of Hayti, Port au Prince being its capital.
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