A Cuban refugee reflects on his rescue at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard

Dublin Core

Title

A Cuban refugee reflects on his rescue at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard

Description

Commercial transportation between the U.S. and Cuba ceased in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. With regular flights to Miami permanently suspended, Cubans seeking asylum in the United States had to do so via third-party countries or by risking the dangerous passage of the Straits of Florida. During the three years after the Missile Crisis, 30,000 refugees arrived by sea, often in small, overloaded boats.

Creator

U.S. Coast Guard, District 7, Miami

Date

ca. 1965

Identifier

chc02180000470001001

Is Part Of

University of Miami Libraries, Cuban Heritage Collection, Cuban Refugee Center Records, CHC0218. Box No. 42; Folder No. 8; Folder Title: Boatlift (Camarioca) 1965. http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chc0218/id/38

Files

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/exhibitImages/freedom/0218000047.jpg

Citation

U.S. Coast Guard, District 7, Miami, “A Cuban refugee reflects on his rescue at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard,” UM Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed January 20, 2018, http://scholar.library.miami.edu/digital/items/show/231.