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October 12, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

On his fourth voyage, storms caught Columbus at Isla Bastimentos, off Panama. "For a day and a night," he wrote in Cecil Jane's translation, "the lightning darted forth in such flashes that I wondered every moment whether it had destroyed my masts and sails. All this while the water from heaven never ceased ... a second universal deluge. The crews ... longed for death as a release."

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