Havens

 
Pronunciation: 'hA-vƏn
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hæfen; akin to Middle High German habene harbor
Date: before 12th century
1 : HARBOR, PORT
2 : a place of safety : ASYLUM
3 : a place offering favorable opportunities or conditions

While eventually, I'd like to get appropriate, personal pictures from all of these locations to display for you, I have not had an adequate following wind to get to them as yet. For now we both have to settle for what I can find in the way of links. P-)

Charleston, South Carolina, USA - made infamous by the pirates that frequented its port - names like Edward Teach and Stede Bonnet

Galilee - pirate haven in the Mediterranean circa 65 AD

Ile a Vache - south of Hispanola, stop for buccaneers, including Henry Morgan

Juan Fernandez Islands - east of Valparaiso, used as a meeting and watering place for pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries

New Providence Island, Bahamas - notorious as a haven for pirates such as Charlie Vane, Edward Teach, Clalico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold until Woodes Rogers was appointed governor

New York, New York, USA - among the many British colonies that served as a haven to pirates, Governor Bellomont put an end to this at about 1700

Port Royale, Jamaica - a prime haven for buccaneers, although the earthquake that destroyed Port Royale coincided with increased government pressure and saw the decline of their presence

Saint Maries Island - off the north eastern coast of Madegascar, this was a favored stopping point for those raiding in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

Tortuga Island - a rendezvous of buccaneers after the Spanish pushed them off the main island of Hispanola, it's importance declined as the better port of Petite Goave became more favored

 


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