Excerpt from A Description of the Canary Islands, Vol. 2 of 2: Including the Modern History of the Inhabitants, and an Account of Their Customs, Manners, Trade, &C
This is a convenient place in tiie fummer feafon for careening large lhips; for a man of war of any nation that ... may happen to be at war with Spain, may come in here and un load all her llores, fire. On the ifland of Gra ciofa, and heel and fcrubt Or if two chance' to come in together, the one may heave down by the other; in doing which they need not fear any oppofition from the inhabitants, for there is neither caflle or habitation near this port.
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