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The tiny island of Tortuga, or Ile de la Tortue (Turtle Island), is situated just north of Haiti (then called Hispaniola). It became a pirate port in 1625 and was a safe harbor from which the French pirates could perform silent and brutal attacks on Spanish vessels sailing throughout the Caribbean. By 1642, it was the pirate capital of the Caribbean, welcoming many famous pirates such as Henry Morgan. By 1688, the pirates had moved on to the richer Port Royal, Jamaica.

By it was the pirate capital of the Caribbean, welcoming many famous pirates such as Henry Morgan.

Haiti

Les city of Kayes is Vahine Island. Major center in the island of Haiti equator. The largest beach is 16 km long, each will find a de.

Port Royal Project: Once known as the 'Wickedest City on Earth,' Port Royal on the island of Jamaica was one of the largest towns in the English colonies during the late 17th century.  It was a haven for privateers and pirates, such as the famed Sir Henry Morgan, due to its excellent geographic location in the middle of the Caribbean.  From Port Royal, these buccaneers preyed upon and plundered the heavily laden treasure fleets departing from the Spanish Main.

Port Royal Project: Once known as the 'Wickedest City on Earth,' Port Royal on…

Beach

The Island of Ile-a-Vache, South of Haiti.

Verdure

This week we’re tackling Haiti and Honduras so as to build in a little vacation time later this summer. First up, Haiti.

Captain Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard. - As well as being heavily armed with knives, cutlasses and pistols, Blackbeard tried to make himself look especially fearsome in order to intimidate his victims. He had wild eyes and a mass of thick tangled hair and into his hair he twisted pieces of fuse which he set alight during battles, so that his face was surrounded with smoke to create an even more terrifying image.

used to put wicks in his hair and light em up to instill fear in the enemy. Quite badass.

Mountain road

Mountain road

Thomas Tew  (1675–1695), also known as the Rhode Island Pirate, was a 17th-century English privateer-turned-pirate. Although he embarked on only two major piratical voyages, and met a bloody death on the latter journey, Tew pioneered the route which became known as the Pirate Round. Many other famous pirates, including Henry Every and William Kidd, would follow in Tew's path...Captain Johnson said "Tew, in Point of Gallantry, was inferior to none."

Piracy is a robbery committed at sea, or sometimes on the shore, by an agent without a commission from a sovereign nation. Historical piracy has given us m

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker for Edward Teach alias Blackbeard the Pirate

*BLACK BEARD: North Carolina Highway Historical Marker for Edward Teach alias Blackbeard the Pirate

Underwater archaeological investigations of the submerged portion of the 17th-century town of Port Royal, Jamaica, pirate haven and the "Wickedest City on Earth."

Underwater archaeological investigations of the submerged portion of the town of Port Royal, Jamaica, pirate haven and the "Wickedest City on Earth.

Haiti Beaches, Waterfalls, The Turtles, Waterfall

Wild Haiti!! Haitian vacation!!

View towards the middle school of agriculture from the cave of Mark-Antoine, Dondon mid-north of Haiti.

Port Royal, 1891 Photo by James Valentine and Sons

Making Jamaica explores how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the late nineteenth century. 24 Feb - 22 April at Autograph ABP, London.

Tortuga, Haiti was a film location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Tortuga, Haiti was a film location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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