Mudbone, Sinbad, and the Typhoon Kid: A Pirate’s Life for Me @ The Paris Review

A pirate's typical Saturday afternoon.

“Here was an end of that courageous brute, who might have passed in the world or a hero had he been employed in a good cause.”

—Charles Johnson on Blackbeard, A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates, 1724

Mudbone, Sinbad, and the Typhoon Kid: A Pirate’s Life for Me.

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Blackbeard Lives! (His cannon, at least)

Blackbeard’s Cannon Salvaged – The Daily Beast.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge just keeps giving us gifts from beyond the grave. Although it’s rusty now, this 2,000 pound cannon might have threatened the biggest British man o’ war–although from what I’ve read, Blackbeard much preferred intimidation tactics over out-and-out dogfights (thus the beard!)

Could this once have taken out a British ship of the line?