Ships Log: Searle's Raid on St Augustine, 3-7-09

Rape, Pillage N Burn,

In 1668, Capt Robert Searle n his privateers from Port Royal sailed under the cover of night into the harbor of St Augustine to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers of the Spanish. They killed 60 people and pilaged the goverment buildings, churaches n' homes. The devaststion wrought by these blood thirsty pirates prompted Spain's Council of the Indies to build Castillo de San Marcos.

It be real grand to round re-enactors again, as I'm not on the road travelin' from festival to fair. Here be a scene only 100 feet away from my store front. Pirates rampaging through St George Street to the front of the city gates where be engage

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