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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pirate Attacks

 
 
Pirate Attacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Pirate Attacks Marker
Inscription. Before the construction of the Castillo, the people of St. Augustine were periodically raided by pirates. Since the town was never prosperous anyway, the loss of what little there was meant hard times and near starvation for all.
 
Location. 29° 53.864′ N, 81° 18.674′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Highway A1A), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Castillo de San Marcos / Fort Marion. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Augustine's Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Matanzas Bay (a few steps from this marker); La Necesaria (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Shot Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Firing Steps (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Ramp (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 18, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Pirate Attacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Pirate Attacks Marker
Marker stands beside a gun platform on the fort parapet.
Harbor at St. Augustine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Harbor at St. Augustine
The barrier islands offer shelter and made St. Augustine a natural port in the days of sailing vessels. The city was founded as a base for protecting the trade routes from Central America to Spain. This attracted pirates.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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