“Old Pirates, Yes, They A Rob I”
By: Brian Jahn
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Captain Morgan’s presence still looms large at Port Royal. Henry Morgan was one of the most notorious and one of the most successful Pirates of all time. After retiring from his privateering career he became Lieutenant governor of Jamaica in 1674. His final resting place was swallowed up by the great earthquake of 1692.
Port Royal was once known as the richest and wickedest city on earth because of all the pirating and slave trading that went on there. It was a major port for pirates in the Caribbean. Once they docked the “privateers” would spend their ill-gotten gains in the many pubs that once lined the now submerged streets. Cannons which were recently verified as belonging to one of Morgan’s ships are on display at the Fort Charles archeological site.
Today the only thing wicked about Port Royal is the roast fish “Port Royal Style”, it’s wickedly delicious.