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Encyclopedia > Swan Islands, Honduras

The Swan Islands are a chain of three islands located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, approximately ninety miles off the coastline of Honduras. Map of Central America and the Caribbean A Caribbean beach in Isla Margarita, Venezuela. ...


Both the United States and Honduras claimed the Swan Islands until the United States dropped its claim in 1972. A United States citizen named Sumner Smith had claimed ownership in the name of the United States. Smith was a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, president of Abington Textile and Manufacturing Works, and a stockholder in Gibraltar Steamship Company of New York City. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


The islands gained attention in the early 1960s due to the activities of Radio Swan which claimed to be owned by the Gibraltar Steamship Company. The station began broadcasting during events leading up to and after the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Later investigation discovered that both Radio Swan and Radio Americas which replaced it, were part of a CIA proprietary company operation. The station was removed from the islands in the late 1960s and its main transmitter was transferred for use in the Vietnam conflict. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... An introduction to the subject of Pirate Radio can be found under that heading. ... Map showing the location of the Bay of Pigs. ... An introduction to the subject of Pirate Radio can be found under that heading. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


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Coordinates: 17°00′N 83°00′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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