Tag: Pirates

The Jolly Roger Flag

Nothing was probably more terrifying for sailors during the “Golden Age of Piracy” (18th Century) than spotting a black flag with the skull and crossbones sailing towards you. Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack during the early 18th century. The flag most […]

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Jean Lafitte

Little is known of Lafitte’s early life, but records show that by 1809 he and his brother Pierre appeared to have established themselves in New Orleans, Louisiana. They started a blacksmith shop that was actually serving as a depot for smuggled goods and slaves brought ashore by bands of privateers. From around 1810 to 1814 […]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE… OF PIRATES!

I considered writing this entirely in pirate speak, but I determined that would distract too much from the actual information I wanted to get across… so instead, look for the piratical translation below! A long time ago on the Spanish Main in the region known as the Caribbean lived a rough and rugged sort of […]

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The Shardana

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” I have decided to write a story about the Shardana, a race of ancient pirates. In order to talk like them you would have to learn a long dead language, I am afraid.The Shardana, or the Sherden, didn’t exactly leave behind anything for us to definitively talk […]

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