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La Navase, small Haitian Island but also claimed by the United States

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La Navase, small Haitian Island but also claimed by the United States

La navase also spelled La Navaze is a Haitian Island locate about 25 miles southwest of the city of Jeremie and 37 miles from Haiti's western-most peninsula. It is a 1,300-acre land with no fresh water. La Navase is uninhabited but Haitians have fished its coasts regularly
In 1856, The United States Congress passed the Guano Islands Act, given authority to any US citizen to seize any uninhabited island. One year later, in 1857, Captain Peter Duncan and Edward Cooper invaded La Navase,

The island of La Navase is reach in guano, a mixture of nitrate and phosphate that could used as fertilizer and powder in armament.

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