Sinking of Port Royal Jamaica

While many times when you hear of Port Royal Jamaica, it relates to the 1720’s, during the Golden Age of Piracy, the most riveting event in the city’s history happened nearly 30 years before.

Let’s start with a little geography. When it comes to Jamaica, Port Royal is a small city on the tip of a spit of land that is on the southeastern side of the island.

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The spit of land that Port Royal sits on is called the Palisadoes.

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