Tortuga

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Tortuga

(tōrto͞o`gä) [Span.,=turtle], island, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), off N Haiti. It was a notorious rendezvous of pirates in the 17th cent. It is called Île de la Tortue by the Haitians.

Tortuga

an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq. km (70 sq. miles)
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Will heads for the island of Tortuga, where a number of familiar faces including disgraced Commodore James Nor rington (Davenpor t) and double-act Ragetti (Crook) and Pintel (Arenberg) join the hunt.
Will heads for the island of Tortuga, where a number of familiar faces including disgraced Commodore James Norrington (Jack Davenport) and double-act Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) and Pintel (Lee Arenberg) join the hunt.
On the island of Tortuga they meet the beautiful and dangerous pirate-queen Anne Bonnie, and do battle with the terrifying and ruthless pirate of the Caribbean, Captain Blackbeard who threatens to destroy the pirates' kingdom and Anne Bonnie too.