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John Dyer, an English businessman was on vacation in Cornwall, England when he captured something on his camera. In one of the photographs he took of one of the caves he went to visit a ghostly figure stands out. This "so-called" ghost is presumed to be the pirate William Wilcox and is well known in the error for his...

Towards the end of the 18th century a pirate known as Olivier Levasseur, also known as La Buse, terrorised India. He was captured and sentenced to hang. The story has it that before he died he threw a cryptogram out into the public and told them to find his treasure, it any of them could decipher it. It was...

In Savannah, Georgia there is a network of tunnels that may have been used by pirates to rob the city and capture prisoners. There is one passage that leads to the river where boats possibly waited for their crew to return with the spoils of their pillaging.

In 2015 a team of Madagascan underwater explorers, led by an American archaeologist found some treasure that allegedly belonged to one of the most famous pirates of all time, the Scotsman William Kidd.

Ship Wrecks

06/15/2018

Marine archaeology has proven that the oceans are mines of great treasures and will continue to hold and hide many more treasures for many centuries to come.

The organisation of the pirate life was based on its democratic foundations. Half a century before the French Revolution, the pirate's misson was to create a pirate state in which the postulates of freedom, equality and fraternity became effective, serving as a precedent for the restless masses of the French people. The voting system resolved any...

"1718. The rum spent. The crew a little sober. Damn confusion between us. Symptoms of riot. Everyone talks about separating. I put all my urgency into searching for loot. At last we ransacked a ship with a large cargo of liquor; in this way the crew has warmed up; they are drunk; things have returned to their course again. "...

During the Golden Age of piracy, many of the voyages undertaken by privateers and pirates were encouraged by ships laden with gold, silver and precious stones. Many of these trips entailed serious difficulties, especially the routes that passing the southernmost point of the island of Hornos and the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, in the southern...

Life on board

01/07/2018

The majority of life for adventurers was passed at sea, aboard ship. Therefore, the distribution and organisation of tasks was important. The crew of a privateer or pirate ship was composed of: