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Isle of Virgin Magra?

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I was watching the movie "Captain Blood" tonight and it contained the reference to pirates sailing toward and meeting at the Isle of Virgin Magra.
Just wondering exactly where they were speaking of.
thanks for any reply.

Posted : March 3, 2014 2:22 am
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It's fictitious. Google is your friend =)

Posted : March 3, 2014 9:07 pm
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I suspected it was.
But, the word "magra" means lean or meager.
I thought perhaps there was a very small (maybe uninhabited) island within the Virgin Island group the locals referred to. I'm guessing you're saying no.

Posted : March 4, 2014 2:49 am
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Virgen Magra is Anegada.

In the novel Captain Blood (by Rafael Sabatini) the island "La Virgen Magra", where Blood duels and kills Levasseur, is described as 12 nm long, 3 wide, flat and arid with salt ponds to the south. This is a precise description of Anegada; Sabatini only fictionalized the name, using Virgen Magra (skinny virgin) as a little joke, comparing it to Virgen Gorda (fat virgin).

Posted : June 6, 2014 11:20 am
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It is a real island, I know, I was there in 1998 while on a cruise in the Virgin Islands. It's small but picturesque.

Posted : April 25, 2020 11:24 pm
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Anagada it is for the reason previously stated. While not one of the British Virgins (which Virgin Gorda is), it lies just beyond Sir Francis Drake Channel to the East. I sailed those waters for two years in the mid-'60s and know them fairly well.

Posted : August 24, 2020 9:59 pm

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