National Geographic : 1936 Feb
Photograph byStanley Toogood EMPTY NOW AND OBSOLETE, NASSAU'S FORTS ONCE ROARED WITH GUNFIRE ANDECHOED TOPIRATE OATHS Send a "King's flagg for the forte," wrote a Bahama governor as early as 1672. Nassau then was a "neste ofEnglish pyrates." They preyed, intime, notonly on the French and Spanish, but on ships of their own country. King George I sent Captain Woodes Rogers tosuppress them; hehanged nine buccaneers onone scaffold set up at old Fort Nassau. This sentry in colonial garb is on duty at Fort Charlotte.