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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Black Jack

 
 
Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
1. Black Jack Marker
Inscription.
Black Jack
Motovelero Chris Chraft Comanche de 13 metros de eslora (largo), fue comprador por Mario Nelson Galán Durán en la isla de Antigua a finales de 1972, según instrucciones del comandante Francisco Caamaño Deñó, quien en 1965 fue Presidente Constitucional y enfrentó la invasión militar del gobierno norteamericano.

El 26 de enero de 1973 zarpó desde Port Luis en la isla de Guadalupe comandado por Francisco Caamaño (41 años), y tripulado por: Heberto Lalane José de (27 años), Mario Nelson Galán Durán (25 años), Alfredo Pérez Vargas (26 años), Ramón Euclides Holguin Marte de (26), Juan Ramón Payero Ulloa (24 años), Carlos Toribio Peña Jaques (36 años), Hamlet Hermann Pérez (38 años) y Claudio Caamaño Grullón (34 años).

Llegaron a la Bahía de Ocoa, Azua el 2 de febrero de 1973 y pisaron tierra de la Patria en la noche. El propósito de Caamaño y los patriotas bajo su mando era enfrentar la situación de servilismo y dependencia en que estaba la República Dominicana después de la invasión del gobierno norteamericano en 1965.

24 de abril de 2010, en la Marina de Guerra, bajo la jefatura del almirante Homero Lajara Solá, restaura el Black Jak y lo entrega a la Fundación Caamaño para que sea expuesto de manera permanente al pueblo dominicano.

English translation:
Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
2. Black Jack Marker
The quote on the side of the Black Jack reads:

“Ningún poder es legítimo sino es otorgado por el pueblo”

English translation:
"No power is legitimate unless it is granted by the people" Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó
Black Jack
This Chris Craft Comanche sailboat, 13 meters long, was bought by Mario Nelson Galán Durán on the island of Antigua at the end of 1972, according to the instructions of Commander Francisco Caamaño Deñó, who in 1965 was Constitutional President and faced the military invasion of the United States government.

On January 26, 1973 it sailed from Port-Louis on the island of Guadalupe commanded by Francisco Caamaño (41 years old), and manned by: Heberto Lalane José (27), Mario Nelson Galán Durán (25), Alfredo Pérez Vargas (26), Ramón Euclides Holguin Mars (26), Juan Ramón Payero Ulloa (24), Carlos Toribio Peña Jaques (36), Hamlet Hermann Pérez (38) and Claudio Caamaño Grullón (34).

They arrived at the Bay of Ocoa, Azua on February 2, 1973 and set out on foot into the Fatherland at night. The purpose of Caamaño and the patriots under his command was to face the situation of servility and dependence that the Dominican Republic faced after the invasion of the US government in 1965.

April 24, 2010, in the Dominican Navy, under the command of Admiral Homero Lajara Solá, the Black Jack was restored and delivered to the Caamaño Foundation so that it can be permanently exhibited to the Dominican people.
 
Erected by Fundación Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó, Distrito Nacional.
 
Location.
Black Jack and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
3. Black Jack and Marker
18° 28.352′ N, 69° 54.499′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from Avenida Pedro Henríquez Ureña just east of Calle Benito Juárez, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and sailboat are just north of the Museum of the Dominican People (Museo del Hombre Dominicano). Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10205, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enriquillo (a few steps from this marker); Friar Bartolomé de las Casas (a few steps from this marker); Juan Pablo Duarte (within shouting distance of this marker); Sebastián Lemba (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlos Andújar (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael González Tirado (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hugo Estrella Guzmán (about 120 meters away); Myrna Guerrero (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding Black Jack. Caamaño and most of his compatriots were killed by Dominican military forces as they attempted to initiate an armed rebellion against the Balaguer government in 1973 after landing the Black Jack at Caracoles Beach in Ocua Bay.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels
 
The Black Jack's stern image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
4. The Black Jack's stern
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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