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Once known as the 'Wickedest City on Earth,' Port Royal, Jamaica was one of the largest towns in the English colonies during the late 17th Century.
So for this blog I thought I would share my love of a bygone era: The Golden Age of Piracy, a beautiful era full of mystery, adventure, and romance.
As one walks along the narrow streets of the poor fishing village of Port Royal today, it is hard to imagine that it once was the largest and most economically important English settlement in the Americas. Port Royal is the site of the only historical earthquake which can be dated closely by not only date, but time. This is documented by recovery from the sea floor in the 1960s of a pocket watch stopped at 11:43 a.m., recording the time of the devastating earthquake on June 7, 1692. Here, time literally stands still.
Shortly after the quake a man was quoted as saying: "It’s haunting to see the spires of masts within the harbour from the many sunken ships."
The sea truly is one of the last unexplored frontiers. I realize not everyone loves the ocean as I do, so tell me what are you passionate about? Have you run across something in your own research that completely drew you in to another world?