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Cape Haytien

Cape Haytien, or Haitien, a port on the N. coast of the Island of Hayti, West Indies, situated on a small bay at the foot of a range of mountains. Originally founded by the Spaniards, it was colonised by the French early in the eighteenth century, and became very prosperous. It has suffered greatly from the various revolutions since the outbreak of Toussaint l'Ouverture in 1791, was almost destroyed by an earthquake in 1842, and was, bombarded by the British in 1865. It still does a considerable trade with the United States, and is an administrative centre under the republican government of the island.