Pirates Well

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Pirates Well
Pirates Well is located in Bahamas
Pirates Well
Pirates Well
Coordinates: 22°25′58″N 73°06′03″W / 22.43278°N 73.10083°W / 22.43278; -73.10083Coordinates: 22°25′58″N 73°06′03″W / 22.43278°N 73.10083°W / 22.43278; -73.10083
Country Bahamas
 • Total235
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code242

Pirates Well is a town in the Bahamas, located on Mayaguana island. It has a population of 235 (2012 estimates).[1] Pirates Well is home to a well, clearly marked by a sign and circled by stones and mortar, that was dug by buccaneers in the 16th century, hence the name.[2] The Baycaner Beach Resort is located in Pirates Well.[3]

It is 500 km southeast of the capital Nassau. Pirates Well is 5 meters above sea level.[4] Average annual temperature in the village is 25 ° C . The warmest month is August, when the average temperature is 28 ° C, and the coldest is January, with 23 ° C.[5] The average annual rainfall is 1,026 millimeters. The rainiest month is October, with an average of 244 mm rainfall, and the driest is March, with 9 mm rainfall.[6]

During Hurricane Irma the sea wall was damaged and several power lines were down in Pirates Well but there was no serious damage to houses.[7]


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