The story goes that the Graycliff mansion was built in 1740 by Captain John Howard Graysmith, a famous Caribbean pirate who commanded the schooner Graywolf and looted the treasures of ships along the Spanish Main. Buccaneers not only made her rich, but it also brought him fame and he was very famous for his exploits feared. When Nicolas Trott became the governor, during the second colony of Nassau, in 1666, and joined by many privateers and pirates, he built the first Anglican church in Nassau. It was destroyed by the Spanish in 1703, the ruins are still visible and are integrated into the structure of Graycliff. Captain Woodes Rogers, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, tried to stop piracy. He acted as a privateer, which was essentially a legalized pirate supported by the British Crown, and helped restore trade. In recognition of her achievements, one of rooms Graycliff bears his name. In 1776, when Nassau was captured by the U.S. Navy, Graycliff became the seat of the garrisons. Where the bars on the windows of the cellar of renown. In 1844, became the first Graycliff Inn Nassau providing the traveler a true Caribbean hospitality. Graycliff went through a turbulent history until 1973 when it was purchased by Enrico and Anna Maria Garzaroli which is transformed into an elegant hotel offering 20 rooms all different evoking the charm of tropical Bahamas. The charming hotel is a monument Graycliff National Register of Historic Places.
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