Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

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Pirates and the treasures they buried were Edward Rowe Snow's favorite topics, and here he describes them with all the relish of a dedicated historian and master storyteller. You will learn of Captain Quelch, who brought gold to New England; Captain Phillips, whose head was pickled; Charles Gibbs, who was hanged at New York; and the husband and wife pirates of Nova Scotia. In tales ranging from the Canadian Maritimes to Florida, Snow also details the skullduggery of Captains Bellamy, Low, Kidd, Teach (alias ...
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Overview


Pirates and the treasures they buried were Edward Rowe Snow's favorite topics, and here he describes them with all the relish of a dedicated historian and master storyteller. You will learn of Captain Quelch, who brought gold to New England; Captain Phillips, whose head was pickled; Charles Gibbs, who was hanged at New York; and the husband and wife pirates of Nova Scotia. In tales ranging from the Canadian Maritimes to Florida, Snow also details the skullduggery of Captains Bellamy, Low, Kidd, Teach (alias Blackbeard), and many others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933212180
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,051,900
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Edward Rowe Snow was a masterful storyteller famous for his tales of the sea and New England history. As the Flying Santa, he flew in small planes and helicopters over the lighthouses of New England, dropping Christmas parcels for the keepers and their families.

Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about and photographing lighthouses for two decades. Webmaster of ""New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide"" at www.lighthouse.cc, he is founder and president of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, a board member of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and a writer for Lighthouse Digest magazine. A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, he lives with his wife, Charlotte Raczkowski, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction to the 1944 Edition
Introduction to the Snow Centennial Edition
Part I New England Pirates 1
1. Captain Bellamy, Wrecked at Cape Cod 3
2. Captain Quelch, Who Brought Gold to New England 23
3. William Fly, Hanged in Boston 34
4. Philip Ashton, Whose Story Surpasses Robinson Crusoe 44
5. Thomas Pound, Who Escaped the Hangman's Noose 60
6. Thomas Tew of Newport, Aided by New York's Governor 72
7. Captain Phillips, Whose Head Was Pickled 84
8. Other New England Pirates 95
Part II Chesapeake Bay to Florida 119
9. Captain George Lowther 121
10. Captain Edward Low, the Infamous Buccaneer 131
11. Captain Francis Spriggs, Active off Florida's Coast 151
12. Charles Harris, Hanged with His Crew at Newport 158
Part III New York, Philadelphia, and Southward 167
13. Captain William Kidd, "The Innocentest" of Them All 169
14. Blackbeard, Alias Teach, the Most Ferocious Pirate 190
15. Major Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate 208
16. Charles Gibbs, Who Was Hanged at New York 213
17. The Pirates Who Were Executed at Philadelphia 224
Part IV The Women Pirates 231
18. Alwida and Mrs. Ching 233
19. Mary Read and Ann Bonney, Who Loved and Fought 234
Part V Newfoundland and Nova Scotia 245
20. Bartholomew Roberts, the Pirate Cavalier 247
21. The Husband and Wife Pirates of Nova Scotia 256
Part VI Searching for Buried Pirate Treasure 263
22. The Lure of Pirate Gold 265
23. Pirate Treasure Found Near Boothbay, Maine 270
24. A Successful Cape Cod Pirate Treasure Hunt 273
Bibliography from the 1944 Edition 281
Index 282
About the Author 287
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