In 1689 with French and English shipmates and armed with a twenty gun brig, Captain William Kidd anchored in the Leeward Island of St. Kitts where the Caribbean meets with the Atlantic Ocean. Unique to the other islands in the Caribbean, St. Kitts is an interesting place geographically due to the fact that it has lush vegetation, which makes it a perfect and desired hide-a-way for pirates. For Captain Kidd it was his first destination in the Caribbean.
Less than ten years later in 1696, Captain Kidd became a privateer, and went to hunt down pirates, although he also continued with his crimes.
In early 1701 Captain Kidd was executed while in a drunken state, and his corpse was tarred and caged in an iron gibbet at Tilbury Point, which served as a reminder to others who perhaps entertained the desire to follow in his foot steps.