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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.
Text about geographic location and brief history off the West Indies..
Facts about Port Royal, famous buccaneers' hideout, that was once called "the richest and wickedest city in the world".
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.