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Sin City Jamaica – Pirate Paradise . . : : Documentary (+) Wicked Pirate City : Documentary³ (Video Reports)

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Sin City Jamaica – Pirate Paradise . . : : Documentary 

Published on Jul 6, 2012

SIN CITY … The 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. . . . From Into to video.

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Wicked Pirate City : Documentary³

Published on Sep 8, 2012

Port Royal in the 17th Century was a hive of mishief as sailors, pirates ,prostitutes, merchants , and scallywags plied their trades in one of the most profitable and cosmopolitan towns of the age until an earthquake sealed a timecapsule of history. . . . From Intro to video.

Jamaica seeks heritage status for sunken port

By the Associated Press
Posted:   05/30/2012 01:01:05 AM PDT
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Archaeologists said Tuesday that they’ll ask the United Nations’ cultural agency to bestow world heritage status on Port Royal, the mostly submerged remains of a historic Jamaican port known as the “wickedest city on Earth” more than three centuries ago.Receiving the designation from UNESCO would place Port Royal in the company of global marvels such as Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex and India’s Taj Mahal.

The sunken 17th century city was once a bustling place where buccaneers including Henry Morgan docked in search of rum, women and boat repairs. . . . Read Complete Report