The Pirates of the New England Coast, 1630-1730

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Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders. Enhanced with almost 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps. Introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost.
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Overview


Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders. Enhanced with almost 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps. Introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486290645
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/25/1996
  • Series: Dover Maritime Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,146,587
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
"INTRODUCTORY BY CAPT. ERNEST H. PENTECOST, R.N.R."
I. THE BEGINNINGS OF ENGLISH PIRACY
II. "DIXEY BULL, THE FIRST PIRATE IN NEW ENGLAND WATERS AND SOME OTHERS WHO FOLLOWED HIM"
III. "JOHN RHODES, PILOT OF THE DUTCH PIRATES ON THE COAST OF MAINE"
IV. "THOMAS POUND, PILOT OF THE KING'S FRIGATE, WHO BECAME A PIRATE AND DIED A GENTLEMAN"
V. "WILLIAM KIDD, PRIVATEERSMAN AND REPUTED PIRATE"
VI. "THOMAS TEW, WHO RETIRED AND LIVED AT NEWPORT"
VII. "JOHN QUELCH AND HIS CREW, WHO WERE HANGED AT BOSTON AND THEIR GOLD DISTRIBUTED"
VIII. "SAMUEL BELLAMY, WHOSE SHIP WAS WRECKED AT WELLFLEET AND 142 DROWNED"
IX. "GEORGE LOWTHER, WHO CAPTURED THIRTY-THREE VESSELS IN SEVENTEEN MONTHS"
X. NED LOW OF BOSTON AND HOW HE BECAME A PIRATE CAPTAIN
XI. CAPTAIN ROBERTS' CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED ON LOW'S SHIP
XII. THE BRUTAL CAREER AND MISERABLE END OF NED LOW
XIII. THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP ASHTON
XIV. NICHOLAS MERRITT'S ACCOUNT OF HIS ESCAPE FROM PIRATES
XV. "FRANCIS FARRINGTON SPRIGGS, THE COMPANION OF NED LOW"
XVI. "CHARLES HARRIS, WHO WAS HANGED AT NEWPORT WITH TWENTY-FIVE OF HIS CREW"
XVII. "JOHN PHILLIPS, WHOSE HEAD WAS CUT OFF AND PICKLED"
XVIII. "WILLIAM FLY, WHO WAS HANGED IN CHAINS ON NIX'S MATE"
XIX. PIRATE HAUNTS AND CRUISING GROUNDS
XX. PIRATE LIFE AND DEATH
APPENDIX
I CAPTAIN PLOUGHMAN'S COMMISSION
II CAPTAIN PLOUGHMAN'S INSTRUCTIONS
III DYING SPEECH OF CAPTAIN QUELCH
IV JOHN FILLMORE'S NARRATIVE
V "AN " ACT OF GRACE "
INDEX
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