Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: a former Pirates’ hideout

Plunderers, smugglers, and freebooters are names given to pirates. They really did exist and were at one time or another lodged on the island. Renowned for its geographical location, as it is in a remote corner of the world, ships can also land in an easy way at the edge of its bays. Moreover, the particularity of this island is that it is not rocky like its archipelagos. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are both paradise islands, yet inhabited by illegal settlers. This will brighten up like the binocular vision of a pirate captain, it is a story associated with St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is provided with the passage of corsairs.

Location of the island

Located west of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island is known as the land of the Lesser Antilles. It is bordered 43 km to the southwest by Saint Lucia and 109 km to the northeast by Grenada. The whole is located in the Caribbean region. Saint Vincent is the main island and the Grenadines are archipelagos attached to it a little further south. Its capital is named Kingston and its surface is 389 km2. The total area of the island of Saint Vincent is 344 km2 and the total surface of the Grenadines is 45 km2. These islands belong to the organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

History of Saint Vincent

Piracy has left its mark on the history of the Island of Saint Vincent. This island is a cave for corsairs. In 1815, a tunnel was dug in the volcanic rock to link the shore to the industry of Grand Stable. Vessels transported the cane and unloaded it at Black Point, located further north of St. Vincent. The construction of this tunnel was to facilitate the transport of sugar cane to the factory and to store it under cover. Therefore, it is an unavoidable place for smugglers.

Artistic visualization

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a reference to the saga "Pirates of the Caribbean". The setting for the filming of Opus 1 and 2 as well as the first scene of Volume 1 "The Curse of the Black Pearl" was inspired by the site of Black Point. The director has invested a substantial amount of money to reproduce the place in his film. In addition, the small island of Petit Tabac as well as the Charlotte Castle which was used for the filming of the saga in question is located in the Tobago Cays.

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