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PORT ROYAL - Jamaica

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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2007, 01:39:14 pm »

                                      








We walked down the main road, actually a narrow lane.  Then came a grassy park (the old Muster Grounds) with

one of those historical marker signs, telling briefly about the history of Port Royal:



Once called "the richest and wickedest city in the world", Port Royal was also the virtual capital of Jamaica.

To it came men of all races, treasures of silks, doubloons and gold from spanish ships, looted on the high seas by the notorious "Brethren of the Coast" as the pirates were called.

From here sailed the fleets of Henry Morgan, later lieutenant-governor of Jamaica, for the sacking of Camaguey, Maracaibo, and Panama, and died here, despite the ministrations of his Jamaican folk-doctor.

Admirals lord Nelson and Benbow, the chilling Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, were among its inhabitants.

The town flourished for 32 years until at 20 minutes to noon, June 7, 1692.

It was partially buried in the sea by an earthquake.
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