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Pirate Life

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1 An Overview of Pirate Life 4319
2 The Pirate Code 9081
3 Torture and Punishments 18871
4 Prepare to Board 7982
5 Pirate Ships and Belowdecks 7013
6 Jolly Roger 6673
7 En Route to Plunder 3920
8 Death 4078
9 Medicine 5557
10 Food 4734

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Luis Aury was a French Corsair, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean during the early 19th century.

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  • In 1671, when Henry Morgan sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to sack and plunder Panama, his fleet consisted of 37 vessel, ranging from 4-gunners to 22-gunners.

  • Captain Kidd received a letter of marquee from King William III to seize any French ships during his search to capture pirates. Instead, he captured an Indianman resulting in the beginning of his pirate career.

  • The cook onboard a pirate ship was usually a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on the ship if he could make food that didn't kill the pirate crew.

  • In September 1718, following months of successful plundering raids, the pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane rendezvoused on Ocracoke Island (North Carolina) for a wild, weeklong bacchanal.

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