Pirate History in Jamaica

By Laura, USA, September 2012

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Pirate history on Jamaica can be traced back to the 17th and 18th centuries when port towns on the island became havens for pirates, the best known being the town of Port Royal on the island’s western end. Under the watch of pirates and privateers, Port Royal grew into one of the busiest ports in the Americas. Port Royal is often called the pirate capital of the Caribbean, and it’s a must-see destination for visitors interested in pirate history on Jamaica.

Pirate history buffs will recognize the names Captain Henry Morgan, Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, Charles Vane, John “Calico Jack” Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read and Christopher Myngs; all of whom are said to have spent time in Port Royal.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Caribbean Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the Caribbean.

Photo courtesy of D G Brown via Flickr.

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