Pirates

Financial rewards of piracy.

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Author Eric Jay Dolin provides some indications of how lucrative it was to be a successful pirate in his book Black Flags, Blue Waters Dixie Bull The story of Dixie Bull provides one sliver of a view of the rewards from piracy. I won’t repeat the long tail of his adventures. Suffice it to say […]

Pirates

Photos for this discussion of pirates.

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Photographs for this series of posts are of the HMS Surprise, replica of a British 24-gun frigate named HMS Rose. The ship is now part of the collection of the San Diego Maritime Museum. It was built in 1970 and weighs in at 500 tons. It is 170’ long, with 32’ beam and maximum draft […]