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Islands in the Caribbean Pirates

Islands

The immensity of the Spanish Empire in America, and his great wealth made were coveted by all kinds of adventurers. These became pirates, corsairs, buccaneers and filibusters.

Spanish in América , and his great wealth, made ​​them to be coveted by all kinds of adventurers. These became pirates, corsairs, buccaneers and filibusters.

The inability to control some as large territories, by the Spaniards, led the pirates took refuge in strategic locations.

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In these places had their shelters, tidied their boats and prepared for piracy.

Islands and Pirates: The Spanish, Tortuga, Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas ..

Fleeing from island to island

Until they were safe

Initially Spain, was driving them from the islands where they took refuge. But the pirates moved to other islands. If they were passed again expelled other, and so on.

Spain therefore impossible to expel them from seeing everything stopped chasing them around the islands during some periods.

Turtle Island, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, etc, were some of the most popular Caribbean islands where pirates, privateers, buccaneers and filibusters lived.

The establishment of British, French and Dutch colonies, were used by pirates, as repair centers and supplies for their boats.

Turtle Island

Turtle Island, the most famous.

Initially Spain, was driving them from the islands where they took refuge. But the pirates moved to other islands. If they were passed again expelled other, and so on.

Spain therefore impossible to expel them from seeing everything stopped chasing them around the islands during some periods.

Turtle Island, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, etc, were some of the most popular Caribbean islands where pirates, privateers, buccaneers and filibusters lived.

The establishment of British, French and Dutch colonies, were used by pirates, as repair centers and supplies for their boats.

Island of Jamaica

Island of Jamaica (Santiago)

Discovered in 1494 by Christopher Columbus in one of his expeditions, during his second voyage. The Spaniards named Santiago, and was a colony since 1509. It was a Spanish colony for many years, before passing into the hands of the English

Inhabited by Arawak Indians, they called Xaymaca (Land of waterfalls and forests). It is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean .. With an area of ​​240 km long and less than 80 kilometers wide.

By the Treaty of Madrid in 1670, this island, along with the Cayman Islands, going to England. He became a hideout for pirates and buccaneers.

He had as capital Port Royal, where boats of pirates and privateers were supplied. Full of pirates, adventurers, taverns and prostitutes instead, was probably the largest entertainment center in the Caribbean. Here the pirates and buccaneers their profits fruit of their assaults on ships and were spent mainly Spanish cities.

An earthquake destroyed Port Royal in 1692.

The Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503 on his fourth voyage to America. The Cayman Islands, was the center of pirates, especially during the seventeenth century.

Located in the northwest of Jamaica, between Cuba and Honduras, it was a good place as a base to attack Spanish galleons.

Initially it was occupied by British and French, who divided the territory. In battles, the occupation of the island, the Indians were practically exterminated.

A Spanish fleet drove them all, and they took refuge in the island La Tortuga and Spanish. But as in many places in the Caribbean, they returned later and became a base of buccaneers.

The Islands of the Bahamas

Bahamas, between the peninsula of Florida and the island of the Spanish

It is believed that one of its islands, where Christopher Columbus first landed. It is located between the peninsula of Florida and the island of Spanish.

They are thirty islands and over 600 islotes.Tras the destruction of Port Royal by an earthquake, some pirates moved them.

Its heyday was when in 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht meeting, the British banned the entry into Jamaica, to the pirates. These pirates sought new refuge among the islands of the Caribbean Sea, and chose the islands of the Bahamas.

The most famous island is New Providence, which became capital base and pirates during the sixteenth and eighteenth century. Preparing place where incursions, and acondicionaban repaired their boats. An island ruled by pirates.

Lesser Antilles

P. Antilles islands the ideal refuge for pirates

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 on his fourth voyage to America. A century later colonized by English and French.

They include the islands of Martinique and Montserrat for its lush forests and cut costs. An ideal place as a haven for pirates.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (San Juan Bautista)

Discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to America. One of the strategic places in the Caribbean.

The frequent pirate attacks, made him create one of the first defensive armies of the Caribbean, and fortify. Being one of the checkpoints Spanish Caribbean. It ended up being a base for pirates in the service of Spain when he began his maritime decline.

 

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