Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

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"Tales of Captain Kidd, Captain Bellamy, Blackbeard, and other pirates and buccaneers, related by the master maritime historian and storyteller."

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"Tales of Captain Kidd, Captain Bellamy, Blackbeard, and other pirates and buccaneers, related by the master maritime historian and storyteller."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933212180
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,125,505
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Rowe Snow (1902-1982) is remembered as one of the most vivid chroniclers of New England maritime history. Beginning with the publication of The Islands of Boston Harbor in 1935, he made his name as a historian of the New England coast - and also as a popular storyteller, lecturer, preservationist, and treasure hunter. For forty years, Snow flew to the lighthouses of New England as the "Flying Santa," dropping Christmas parcels for the keepers and their families. A granite memorial to Edward Rowe Snow, "Mr. New England," on Georges Island in Boston Harbor was dedicated in 2000 by his many friends.

An heir to the great tradition of Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about New England maritime history for two dozen years. Webmaster of "New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide" at www.Lighthouse.cc, he is founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Jeremy is the series editor of the centennial editions of Edward Rowe Snow, and he has written a series of authoritative guides to New England lighthouses. He is also the author of Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast. He lives 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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