The Real Pirates of the Caribbean
Take a look at the Caribbean hots spots once frequented by real pirates, including Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Calico Jack Rackham, Roberto Confresi and Jon Boysie Singh.
idea_ss_pirates-of-caribbean_010_596x334Pirate history buffs believe Port Royal, Jamaica, is a must-see Caribbean destination. It was once the pirate capital of the Caribbean. The British, based at Fort Charles, actively encouraged and even paid buccaneers based at Port Royal to attack Spanish and French ships in the 1600s. Fort Charles is the last of 6 forts that still exist as a tourist attraction. 960 1280
idea_ss_pirates-of-caribbean_001_596x334John Boysie Singh, known as 'the Rajah,' was born and later hanged in 1957 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the murder of his niece. Singh had a long career as a gangster and gambler before turning to piracy and murderer, terrorizing and killing 400 people on boats that traveled between Trinidad and Venezuela. 960 1280
idea_ss_pirates-of-caribbean_011_596x334Several years ago, we're sure pirates passed by this entrance to the Nassau harbor in New Providence, Bahamas. New Providence was a haven for nefarious pirates including Charles Van, Calico Jack Rackham and Edward Teach aka Blackbeard. A walking tour in Nassau is a great way to explore real pirate history. 960 1280
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