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Entrance to The Pirate's Well, Mayaguana, The Bahamas
Entrance to Pirate's Well settlement, Mayaguana, The Bahamas
The Pirate's Well, Mayaguana, The Bahamas
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The buccaneers that roamed Mayaguana in the past dug this well for drinking and it gave the settlement of Pirate's Well its name. Today, the well is considered just a point of interest for visitors touring the island, but it is well worth stopping here to take in its historical significance. The surroundings are still so rustic that one can imagine what it was like for those who first came there.

A sign clearly marks the location of the well, which is circled by stones and mortar to reduce the amount of debris falling into it. Rocks have been placed in the well to make the water level shallow.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Mid 16th Century to mid 17th Century

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The area has loose pebbles and might not be suitable for wheelchairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not recommended.

For More Information, Contact:

Administrator's Office-Mayaguana
General Delivery, Abraham's Bay, MG
(242) 339-3100 · fax (242) 339-3078

Vera Chase wrote on September 18, 2016: I am a Writer in Nassau, Bahamas researching areas in The Bahamas where Pirates left their "Marks". I am pleased to know that I have found three "Black beard’s Well" in Nassau, Morgan's Bluff Andros, and Pirates' Well Mayaguana.

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Latitude: 22.432848000
Longitude: -73.100967000
Elevation: 26 FT (8 M)
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