New York’s Pirate Past

From the late 17th century to the early 18th century, pirates sailed the seas off the Caribbean and the North American coasts. n 1720, historians estimate that  there were around 2,000 pirates sailing the seas, plundering ships, disrupting trade and amassing their treasures. One of the most infamous pirates, Captain Kidd, conducted his privateering business in the waters around New York City. In 1692, Colonial Benjamin Fletcher was the British governor of New York, and pirates offered an advantage for [...]

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