Windward Islands - The Pitons at Soufriere Saint Lucia

Windward Islands - The Pitons at Soufriere Saint Lucia

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Windward Islands

The Windward Islands represent the chain of islands in the southwest part of Caribbean. This part of the sea saw much trade and pirate activity during the Age of Sail, including skirmishes that involved some of the most prominent names in the pirate history.

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This little island and the small northwest part of Hispaniola was the strongest buccaneers' base for many years, and alongside Port Royal, the most important in Buccaneers' history.

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Triangular Trade

Triangular Trade describes the tendency of naval merchant shipping to travel between three trading posts set on the different continents. The presence of such established routes enabled pirates to plan their raids and disturb economies of many countries.