Captain Kidd s Lost Ship

Captain Kidd s Lost Ship

This book uses historical and archaeological evidence to identify the wreck of Quedagh Merchant and deconstruct the tales of the nefarious Captain Kidd.

Author: Frederick H. Hanselmann


ISBN: 0813056225

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book uses historical and archaeological evidence to identify the wreck of Quedagh Merchant and deconstruct the tales of the nefarious Captain Kidd. The analysis takes in the site's main features, wood samples from the hull, the hull's construction, and mass spectrometry of sampled ballast stones.
Categories: History

Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd

Then the company lost the Josiah, the Gingerlee and the Mocha Frigate, all from crews who mutinied and took the ships away from their captains.4 Before Kidd even arrived in the Red Sea the company's officials in Bombay and Surat knew ...

Author: Craig Cabell

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783032860

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The legend that has grown up around Kidds final voyage, his concealed treasure and the dubious conduct of his trial, has made him into one of the most intriguing and misunderstood figures from the golden age of piracy. For either Kidd was a legal privateer or he was a wicked pirate indeed he has been described as one of the most feared pirates to sail the high seas. But his story is complex and ambiguous. This timely new account of Kidds life and seafaring career reassesses the man and his legend it makes compelling reading.
Categories: Transportation

Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates

Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates

English interlopers circulated stories that blamed the company for piracy and proclaimed that it had lost its trading monopoly in England.13 Meanwhile pirates continued to terrorize local trade: Ghafur lost another ship in the Persian ...

Author: Robert C. Ritchie

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674266711

Category: History

Page: 318

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The legends that die hardest are those of the romantic outlaw, and those of swashbuckling pirates are surely among the most durable. Swift ships, snug inns, treasures buried by torchlight, palm-fringed beaches, fabulous riches, and, most of all, freedom from the mean life of the laboring man are the stuff of this tradition reinforced by many a novel and film. It is disconcerting to think of such dashing scoundrels as slaves to economic forces, but so they were—as Robert Ritchie demonstrates in this lively history of piracy. He focuses on the shadowy figure of William Kidd, whose career in the late seventeenth century swept him from the Caribbean to New York, to London, to the Indian Ocean before he ended in Newgate prison and on the gallows. Piracy in those days was encouraged by governments that could not afford to maintain a navy in peacetime. Kidd’s most famous voyage was sponsored by some of the most powerful men in England, and even though such patronage granted him extraordinary privileges, it tied him to the political fortunes of the mighty Whig leaders. When their influence waned, the opposition seized upon Kidd as a weapon. Previously sympathetic merchants and shipowners did an about-face too and joined the navy in hunting down Kidd and other pirates. By the early eighteenth century, pirates were on their way to becoming anachronisms. Ritchie’s wide-ranging research has probed this shift in the context of actual voyages, sea fights, and adventures ashore. What sort of men became pirates in the first place, and why did they choose such an occupation? What was life like aboard a pirate ship? How many pirates actually became wealthy? How were they governed? What large forces really caused their downfall? As the saga of the buccaneers unfolds, we see the impact of early modern life: social changes and Anglo-American politics, the English judicial system, colonial empires, rising capitalism, and the maturing bureaucratic state are all interwoven in the story. Best of all, Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates is an epic of adventure on the high seas and a tale of back-room politics on land that captures the mind and the imagination.
Categories: History

Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd

Once Kidd was made the king's privateer and pirate-hunter, the partners raised money to build a new privateering vessel for Kidd. This ship, called the Adventure Galley, was built in Deptford, an area on the south bank of the River ...

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502602046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discover the life of Captain Kidd, the privateer-turned-pirate who is rumored to have buried a massive treasure near New England.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fire Island

Fire Island

... confronted him on the main deck. He loudly accused Kidd of not being aggressive enough against a potentially profitable Dutch ship and blamed him for bringing ruin to the entire crew. Captain Kidd lost his temper, ...

Author: Jack Whitehouse

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614233848

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Fire Island, or Great South Beach as it is also known, is a 32-mile long sliver of a barrier beach located just off the South Shore of Long Island. Always a wild, lonely and untamed wilderness, its shores, waterways and the lands surrounding it have given us innumerable stories -- some inspirational, some frightening, but all of them intriguing. The stories in this book portray people and events from the island's earliest days, when it served Native Americans as a rich hunting, fishing and whaling site until the present day and its use as a U.S. National Seashore and National Wilderness Area.
Categories: Photography

Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd

i Captain Kidd had an agreement with his crew . This was called the No Purchase , No Pay agreement . This meant that the only way crew members would get paid was if they captured other ships . ... Kidd lost his courage and backed off .

Author: Aileen Weintraub

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823957977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

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Discusses the life of William Kidd, a pirate who was hanged for his actions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet

Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet

After the ship had been away from New York for several days , Captain Kidd made a contract with his motley crew . He again reiterated that he was commissioned by the King of England to attack and capture French ships as well as “ other ...

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882185

Category: History

Page: 100

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"Here stands the New Man. His conception of reality is a dance of electronic images fired into his forebrain, a gossamer construction of his masters, designed so that he will not--under any circumstances--perceive the actual. This New Man's happiness is delivered to him through a tube or an electronic connection. His God lurks behind an electronic curtain; when the curtain is pulled away we find the CIA sorcerer, the media manipulator. Jeff Keith is one of the foremost writers and researchers on political conspiracy in the world today"-- Publisher description.
Categories: History

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

“Ships and Boats as Archaeological Source Material. ... “The Underwater Archaeological Park at Herod's Sunken Harbor of Sebastos (Caesaria Maritima). ... “The Wreck of the Cara Merchant: Investigations of Captain Kidd's Lost Ship.

Author: Joel Stone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming. Highlights of its wide-range include: •Historic vessels and shipbuilding •Freshwater maritime history, including a focus on regionalism •Maritime archaeology, including shipwrecks •Scientific history, including the environment •Recreational history, including rowing, fishing, racing, and cruising •Lighthouses and lifesaving stations
Categories: Business & Economics

A Complete Collection of State trials and Proceedings for High treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors 1696 1709

A Complete Collection of State trials and Proceedings for High treason  and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors  1696 1709

Men to come in to Captain Kidd ? Churchill . How will you prove that ? Palmer . Yes , there were Articles set up for Men Jenkins . My Lord , I ask him , Whether I was to come aboard Captain Kidd's Ship : He was to not a Servant ? have ...

Author: Sollom Emlyn


ISBN: UOM:39015022653375

Category: Trials


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Categories: Trials

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783

men that went with captain Kidd in the Adven- Mr. Coniers . ... What do you mean by that a great sickness in the ship , and sometimes we word linguister ? lost four or five men in a day . And afterwards Palmer .

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell


ISBN: UCD:31175029419234

Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc