One of the most illustrious and capable of all the privateers to visit Roatan was Captain William Dampier. He sailed to the islandin 1679 when he was 28. He had just met John Coxen on a logwood cutting mission in Belize.
Gregor MacGregor was as a colorful scammer as you get. From a good Scottish family and seemingly trustworthy, this XIX century adventurer capitalized on the gullibility of his fellow Scotsmen who didn’t understand the realities of Central America.
By the 1680s the tiny island of Saint.Vincent, located1800 miles from Honduras had become a sanctuary for maroons. These escaped slaves were accepted by the island’s Carib Indians who mixed and intermarried with them.