Ile de la Tortue - Christopher colombus landed

Ile de la Tortue - Christopher colombus landed

L'Ile de la Tortue - Tortuga Island in Haiti. Tortuga in the golden age of piracy could be called the Switzerland of the pirate world. It was a common place for pirates from all over to hide their loot; therefore, it is little wonder that depictions of the small island are so numerous in various books; from James Michener's aptly titled, 'Caribbean', Valerio Evangelisti's even more aptly named, 'Tortuga' and Michael Crichton's Pirate Latitudes, to songs; like Styx's 'Jonas Psalter' and The Lonely Island's, 'Jack Sparrow', to movies; such as 1942's 'The Black Swan', and 1952's 'Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd'.

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