World’s Only Pirate Cemetery

When it comes to pirate lore, few places can equal the tales told of the infamous Ile Sainte-Marie, an island off Madagascar’s remote east coast.

Inside The World’s Only Pirate Cemetery

By Kip Patrick

When it comes to pirate lore, few places can equal the tales told of the infamous Ile Sainte-Marie, an island off Madagascar’s remote east coast.

In the 17th and 18th centuries up to 1,000 pirates reportedly called the rocky island home, including widely-feared brigands William Kidd and Thomas Tew. Thanks to its safe and secluded bays and location on the trade routes frequented by treasure-laden ships returning home from the East Indies, Sainte-Marie (known locally as Nosy Boraha or St. Mary’s Island in English) afforded the perfect spot for shifty sailors looking for booty and a friendly place to live with like-minded looters.

With so many pirates abiding on the island, some even raising families at the time, it’s no wonder Sainte-Marie claims to have what may be the world’s only legitimate pirate cemetery, a must-see for anyone braving all the hours required to get there.

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Source: Huffington Post.

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