• Cannon firing on the gundeck of the Castillo de San Marcos

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

Then & Now: The Castillo


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Old Engraving showing supplies being landed from a Spanish galleon

Tax Evasion: The Spanish King received a quinto, a 20% tax, on all cargoes of private ships. Archaeology has found that much more was transported than archive invoices show. Merchants resorted to smuggling to transport their riches untaxed. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida