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"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"All right so humble. Thank you for that. Welcome back to the show Rick with you in San Francisco. Coast to coast and around the world on American Forces Radio Network. Let's go to the United Kingdom where we have television presenter Jeremy Wade he's been doing a long time he's very good at it and we're excited for him because he has a brand new show on the discovery channel which will begin tomorrow. None of the ten pm both on the east and the West Coast. It's called mysteries of the and Jeremy. This is right down your street. This is the kind of thing we know you are right over. What I'm doing. I'm on opening up from just sitting mysterious creatures on basically doing everything that's been visitation. I'm also fresh water so lots of shipwrecks disappearing Ships Ghost ships mystery cross. Pirate treasure stories of survival Strange operations on the ocean. And you you weird story. We're covering trying to bring you inside as well to a lot of these stories through what to be kind of fun to the experts. All sorts of Engineers Marine biologist Specialists all sort of Pitching in to try and keep us more insight no doubt about it and you know obviously water covers most of the surface of the earth and yet it is still such an unknown proposition to tackle for a lot of us. I mean let's just talk about creatures. I mean we we've seen you definitely you know Fight giant catfish things. It's the seeing the fish that have You know I hate calling it a light but you know have a source of light on their head. It's amazing to me that scientifically that they're probably untold species which have never even been discovered yet the ocean they voss but of course it's a it's a three dimensional environment so it could go massive bowling bowls that is sort of an offense what we inhabit. He's just sort of just a fraction of the world. So stop down there which we can utterly really You know we see what's bad very indirectly so I think about the nation. It's the fact that That was that was so much done. Spill Still Still Mysterious Sunken. Treasure is always the one that seems very intriguing and romantic and I had a friend who is in New England and he was a part of an expedition and that can get tricky because you think about international waters and who does it belong to and should have been a museum. But still there's no doubt that there's untold treasures that are out there and some of it scuttle but some of it quite real so I'm sure that's something you guys take a look out. Yeah we're we're we're having a one of the captain Morgan's fabled treasure of what happened to it He retired to Port Royal Jamaica and which then became flooded and so a lot of the old town. There's been the way it's just new technique where you can use underwater photographs and from that you can construct three model so they sort of on the trail. Hopefully finding not not a you know like a pilot city and maybe not the treasury down there now. Of course we're speaking with Jeremy Wade from the UK discoveries mysteries of the deep. Tomorrow it will debut at ten PM Loch Ness in north of you in Scotland. We've heard about Nessie for years and you know pictures. A lot of people try to make money off it. Is it a hoax or bigfoot here in North America? Is it not a hoax? You'd do do an episode on Nessie. Yes that he's each program couples like four or five stories and that's that's one whole the That is one focus the as we look at that and that has been new research and very interestingly such because what is doing not looking directly for a large creature into something very small We now have the ability to pick up. Dna It's something. I've got from the Mississippi a couple of years ago to try and find -ation copy and that you can use the same technique you can control Loch Ness and then look at the DNA DNA and see down there. So you'll you'll looking for something Large and visible by looking at something. That's discovery smelled and she. You can collect and examine so but that was a new twist to the story you are at heart a fisherman and we know that we know from your books Just one thing as a weekend warrior fishermen as my brother likes to say you know the old saying they don't call it catching for you. How much of it is luck of the draw and how much of it is knowing exactly what you're doing out there. Yeah well I mean I have an angle yours trying minimize either by lock that you can never you know there's always uncertainty and I think I think that's what keeps us going if he never totally predictable but it's definitely true but As as as you progressives anger and it's easy if you really think about it what I did is I put myself in the money station so we did a service account see three last but I can I can make deductions can work. I can narrow down and I think making TV show pressure on as well. You Know Really. You got to try and fish effectively. I can't just shrug my shoulders. And got home. He go to try and get a result. And if you know if he really did engage O'Brien and you Get get some good local intelligence as well. You can appeal result. But it's always you know that final confinement was a little bit in the balance doubt about it Guitar fishing. You All David. Back to the show. Mysteries of the deep. There's one that seems unreal to me. And it's the story the true story of someone who survived a shipwreck down at the bottom of the ocean for three days. And so obviously there was a pocket of air down there but man. Oh man when you heard about that Well what were your thoughts about that deal That was incredible. I mean the full. That is is unbelievable because will happen was a salvage team went down to like. That's what they were expecting. And they come across the sky and the salvage. Diver has a you know. He's he's got a camera on his on his His died helmets filming everything. And you're hearing He's got a high pitch Mickey Mouse Voice. Because he's bleeding. Heating the mixture that he's talking with people on the surface and you're seeing this The rescue US policy the rescue unfolding Before you I think is incredible. Actually very emotional as well. I mean the guy. He survived Not just physically You know sort of talking lucky. I mean had tremendous psychological strength as well. I mean that is. That's definitely one of the highlights. I think at the whole of the whole series and then Just time for one more question Whenever you do something like this you're GonNa learn stories like that. What what are maybe one or two of your favorite things that we should look forward to with this new series. Well does a very interesting one about Somebody after Somebody this clay tablets in Iraq years ago and Many years off about his son took it to the British Museum and said this is said well. As an example of ancient cuneiform right thing that seems to be a description of the great flood and not only that that seems to be a description old Noah's Ark and it was a description that he's done different from the mental picture that we have today to something that totally makes sense. That's a very interesting. I'm the number one that sort of caught. My attention was About Roman super yachts employee. Colella bill to these massive yachts and basically they were just plugging in Italy. Listening drains the lake and recovered these incredible vessels. But I go destroy in World War Two. But that's news of even bigger mothership down there and they just found something you know. Something is down that have the possibility that he couldn't drain under the mud. And that is That is a at least part of the mystery that he's not currently unfolding anything to do with Caligula and we're on board when it comes to the TV world speaking with Jeremy Wade from England mysteries of the deep tomorrow a brand new series on the Discovery Channel Ten PM East and Pacific as well Jeremy. Congratulations on the show. We're looking forward to it and hopefully we'll catch up soon. Thank you very much all right. Great stuff I'm Rick Tuttle. We'll take a quick break. We'll talk some sports. Come on by Attention timeshare.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Legal team closed its arguments this afternoon at his impeachment trial a same Democrats are trying to remove president trump from office over policy differences BBS is Penfold reports the president's lawyers also been dismissive swipe at a non published book by John Bolton Mr trump fired as his national security by reject these articles of impeachment for our country and for the American people president trump's legal team ended their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial White House counsel Patsy baloney it will show that you put the constitution above partisanship it will show that we can come together on both sides of the aisle and and the era of impeachment for good democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they did not address the evidence about Mr trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine the president's lawyers have spent three days avoiding the truth pointing fingers here there and everywhere even one of them gave a political speech on the floor it was like a campaign rally Democrats still want to hear from John Bolton about his reported claim that the president told him he held up Ukraine aid to get an investigation of the vitamins well the next two days senators on both sides get sixteen hours to write down questions which will be read aloud by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on the question of calling witnesses which could be decided Friday and today the Republican senator Pat Toomey wants reciprocity brigade and John Paul nor another democratic witness in exchange for one from the GOP side some Republicans want to hear from the bidens Majority Leader Mitch McConnell though who wants a quick finish without new witnesses or testimony ads right now he does not yet have the bloat the votes to block the Bensalem companies facing criminal charges after police say their nine month old overdosed on a powerful appeal more from K. Y. W. suburban bill treat him out according to the criminal complaint a nine month old little girl had to be put on a nor can trip and a ventilator because of the amount of fat in honor system the girl's parents Maria told were and Michael Bacardi are each charged with endangering the welfare of a child Bensalem police director Fred errant's as they were called to the apartment Franklin comments on Friday night and he says it was a mess junk everywhere and a lot of anti till bottles was no furniture in the house Karen says there was just an inflatable mattress and an infant swing in a child's swing was empty pill bottle the criminal complaints adulterer Bacardi were more concerned police were getting a search warrant for their apartment and they were about the child initially Bacardi tried to sign the nine month old out of the hospital despite her condition the girls listed a stable but Herron says it's too early to tell others any long term damage and he says in the past seven days in Bensalem there been eight overdoses four of them fatal entry drug problems not going away yeah we've we've got all kinds of problems in little resources to deal with it at the suburban bureau jam out work K. winnable you news radio magnitude seven point seven earthquake struck in the carribean just north west of Jamaica and south of Cuba the epicenter of relatively shallow six miles beneath the surface which brings a research geologist with the US Geological Survey since this was a large earthquake was felt over a wide region their their reports from Miami and as far north as as hell has he of shaking the National Weather Service says the region appeared to have avoided major damage and the international tsunami information center says an earlier threat of a tsunami wave had largely path at port royal Jamaica as well as what the Dominican Republic the US budget deficit may soar past the trillion dollar mark that is indeed a round number an annual report from the Congressional Budget Office finds the U. S. red ink could top one trillion dollars for the fiscal year despite a healthy economy the CBO analysis follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes used to help finance the affordable Care Act the non partisan agency says changes in fiscal policy must be made to address the budget situation because the debt is growing a what it called an unsustainable path I'm in Kate's the Pentagon has raised now two fifty the number of US service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries when Iran missile strike up because of that Iran missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base it's the third time the number of injuries has introduced the new casualty toll globalized president trump's initial claim that no Americans were hot days later the military said eleven service members had been injured that increase the total the thirty four ninety guns will consist thirty one of the fifty service members have returned to do the move patterns on the northeast extension will catch up with the traffic center net it's.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Lawyers have spent three days avoiding the truth pointing fingers here there and everywhere even one of them gave a political speech on the floor it was like a campaign rally Democrats still want to hear from John Bolton about his reported claim that the president told him he held up Ukraine aid to get an investigation of the vitamins and the question of calling witnesses which could be decided on Friday he a Republican senator Pat Toomey wants reciprocity bring in John pulled her another democratic when this is extreme for one from the Republican side some Republicans want to hear from the bugs Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who wants a quick finish without new witnesses or testimony that's right now he does not yet have the votes to block the but locally Bensalem couple facing criminal charges after police say their nine month old overdosed on a powerful opioid from K. Y. W. suburban girl tripped him out according to the criminal complaint a nine month old little girl had to be put on a nor can trip and a ventilator because of the amount of Fenton honor system the girl's parents Maria told were and Michael Bacardi are each charged with endangering the welfare of a child Bensalem police director Fred Erin says they were called to the apartment Franklin comments on Friday night and he says it was a mess junk everywhere and a lot of empty pill bottles was no furniture that was parents as there was just an inflatable mattress and an infant swing in a child's swing was empty pill bottle the criminal complaints as the owner of the car you were more concerned police were getting a search warrant for their apartment and they were about the child initially Bacardi tried to sign the nine month old out of the hospital despite her condition the girls listed a stable but Herron says it's too early to tell does any long term damage and he says in the past seven days in Bensalem there been eight overdoses four of them fatal people dying in this country drug problems not going away you know we've we've got all kinds of problems in little resources to deal with it at the suburban bureau jam out word K. winnable Eunice radio a magnitude seven point seven earthquake struck the carribean sea just north west of Jamaica and south of Cuba the epicenter of relatively shallow six miles with the the service which brings is a research biologist with the US Geological Survey this was a large earthquake was felt over a wide region their their reports from Miami and as far north as as hell has he of shaking the National Weather Service says the region appeared to have avoided major damage and the international tsunami information center says an earlier threat of a tsunami wave at largely passed the port royal Jamaica for what applauded the mannequin Republic the US budget deficit may soar past the one trillion dollar mark an annual report from the Congressional Budget Office finds the U. S. red ink could top one trillion dollars for the fiscal year despite a healthy economy the CBO analysis follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes used to help finance the affordable Care Act the non partisan agency says changes in fiscal policy must be made to address the budget situation because the debt is growing a what it called an unsustainable path I'm in Kate's the gun has raised to fifty now the number of US service members who suffered dramatic a traumatic brain injuries in that there won't be a missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base it's the third time the number of injuries has gone up the new casually total belies president trump's initial claim that no Americans were hard days later the military said eleven service members have been injured and increase the total to thirty four Pentagon spokeswoman says thirty one of the fifty service members have returned to duty respond expressway road work is setting up there are delays right now we'll catch up with the products that are not it's not on none of the noise a wide W. newsradio depend on us we know how much you depend on your phone when you've got a cracked screen it's the worst we get it and we want to help you it doesn't matter.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Today is Thursday November twenty eighth two thousand nineteen on this day in seventeen twenty any an Bonney and Mary read were convicted of piracy and sentenced to hang only to receive a last minute reprieve. They would both be remembered as two of the most famous pirates in history for both their fearsome violence and the fact the they were women. Welcome to today in true crime podcast original today. They were covering two of the most famous female pirates in the golden age of piracy and Bonnie and Mary read after the capture of their ship. Tip The William and Captain Jack Rackham. The crew was put on trial. Let us go back in. Time to Seventeen Twenty Jamaica Gotcha at the court where the two women awaited their fate. The Admiralty Court was ready. Need to hand down. Its verdict ten days earlier Captain Calico Jack Rackham had been sent to hang along with four of his his crew. The only pirates left to sentence were and Bonnie and Mary read the two women who had supposedly dressed as men and participated in Jack's heinous crimes tension hung thick in the humid island air. The crowd jostled trying aimed to get a good look at the two prisoners. The women who had committed vicious acts of piracy alongside male counterparts according to one witness. Dorothy spin low. These two women were just as vicious as the men in their party wielding machetes and pistols Stolz to menace their prisoners. Dorothy testimony made it clear that these weren't helpless women forced into becoming concubines ends to a ruthless pirate. These were ruthless pirates and Bonnie and Mary read held themselves proudly as as they were brought in front of the court this despite the fact that their faces were dirty and their clothes hung ragged about them. They he gave no indication that they feared what the court had in store for them. The crowd was silent. One member of the courts stood and addressed addressed the prisoners. You Mary read and you and Bonnie alias. Bon are to go from hence to the place from from whence you came and from thence to the place of execution where you shall be severally hanged by the Neck 'till you are severally overly dead and God of his Infinite Mercy Be merciful to both your souls. Bonnie and read exchanged exchanged a glance not moving a muscle. Then they spoke. We plead our bellies. The court exploded into commotion. Onlookers shouted derisively at the women. It was a lie. They were just buying in time. The Admiralty Committee members exchanged glance. This matter had to be handled with extreme delicacy the judge judge ordered both women back to their cell at once as the court discussed the matter the testimony they'd heard throughout the day led them to. I believe that these women would attempt to escape the news by any means necessary. The court had to be absolutely certain of the pregnancies. Tests were ordered and local. Doctors inspected the women they returned to the court promptly with their verdict. The women were indeed both pregnant. Their executions would have to wait coming up. We'll discuss the careers of an Bonney and Mary read as well as their eventual fates. Now back to the story and Bonnie and Mary read were tried and found guilty of piracy on November. Twenty eighth seventeen twenty by this time they were already two of the most well known pirates in history not only because of their gender but also because of the improbable global fact that two women disguised as men had wound up on the same ship. Much of what we know of their lives. Before taking to the sea he comes from a book entitled a General History of the pirates by captain. Charles Johnson it was published in seventeen twenty four four four years after Annan. Mary's trial for piracy in it Johnson claims and Bonnie was the illegitimate child of a respected attorney. Ernie in Cork Ireland Mary read on the other hand was born in England and joined the navy at a young age while passing as a man. Though Johnson's book contains a number of embellishments. The following facts are indisputable by seventeen twenty. The two women men met aboard the ship of Captain. Jack Rackham there. The trio committed a number of acts of piracy alongside rackhams crew of nine men. Men Historians are uncertain. How Open Bonnie and read were about their true identities some maintain that it opened seed they lived as women and only donning male close went on a raid others claimed that they masqueraded as men throughout their careers as pirates but all these accounts definitively agree that Mary and Anne were close friends and that Calico Jack was in on their deception after months? Awesome sailing with Calico Jack Onboard his sloop William and Bonnie and Mary read found themselves captured and held as prisoners of the crowd. Our along with the rest of the crew Calico Jack was hanged on November. Eighteenth in Port Royal Jamaica and most of his crew followed load shortly after before his execution Rackham came to visit and Bonnie in prison during which she supposedly coined one of the most most legendary farewells in the golden age of piracy. I am sorry to see you here but if you had fought like a man you need not oughta have been hanged like a dog. Unlike their doomed fellows and Mary still had some cards to play at the last last minute both of them claimed to be pregnant a practice known at the time as pleading your belly doctors examined them and determined at at least as far as medical knowledge of the time could tell both women were telling the truth. The Admiralty Court granted them a stay of execution until after their children were born but life in the Caribbean during the eighteenth century held dangers injures of its own even when not facing the news the average life expectancy in this period of history was around thirty five to forty and though Mary read was no average woman she would not defied these odds sometime in the spring of seventeen twenty one. Mary read fell ill and died. She was buried on April. Twenty eight th seventeen. Twenty one by Saint Catherine's Church in Jamaica. Her story lives on in the mid surrounding the golden age of piracy and Bonnie on the other hand vanished from history. Sorry after the trial the closest we get to a hint of her fate comes from the last page of her chapter in Johnson's book. What is become of her since we cannot tell only this we know that she was not executed? And thanks for listening to today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to check. 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"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher
"Were. Condescending. You already have doctorate. Legitimate question. Oh, she just saw you a weaker vessel could board and plunder. Yeah. If you or kids, I guess. What she said to me. I think you're onto a screenplay here. Super rich guy. Tired of being rich? Pirate. Is this your oppression of help pirates really talked back then it was the rich guy being like I'm gonna get my own boat like you have seven good? Get one of them ready. We're pirates now. But most pirates if they weren't already a successful sailors kinda came from more humble beginnings, but there was a pirate who is known for being really wealthy and his name was Jack Rackham who was also Jackson's a rapper. A really good detective Graca or a really good pool player. He says, at the end of every gay rack up. That's not a good as last name. They just call them was Jack his full name, or perhaps was it Jacqueline? I didn't wanna have to say. No love. Yeah. So wait, Jack Rackham. How are you going to be a rich guy named Jack rachot? Some people have. What, what was his thing he came? He started rich and then just started robbing other. People say, Jack Rackham. He was actually born in the Caribbean. Sun deck Rackham from the Caribbean. He's the guy that had been the. Zacher beckham. Kim. How could you not do that if you're in the Caribbean? Jack up. Old school, so they didn't have automated. Gunfire jack. During the town. Here is really good at the full leaf or. Don't go away shoot again. What I like is at the end of every rift. She then goes no what happened was. You would have made great pirates. Jechorek started rich. So, yeah, he was he was. I'm so sorry went to graduate school. Got a doctor your deuce to this. But I'm glad you're here. Yeah. He was the son of wealthy wealthy planters landowners. And he got married, and he has about four kids and then suddenly, no one knows why he decided, I don't wanna do this. I'm going to become. I know why he had those kids, he was like fuck this. To be a pirate. He basically literal pretty much like he literally had enough and decided, I'm pirate he goes to NASA, which are now on in the Bahamas, and he met up with the pirate Blackbeard, who. Yeah, he was real and sailed with him. And Jack was a really terrible pirate. And he ended up scream was this not been me terrible pirate. But in the mazing fall. Dear kid's father here on the boat with. Swear to God real name. Dear brian. And Tommy rack. Rickie rackham. Iraqi rack. That's the song recommend Coon Beatles. Fuck you crowd. No. You're right crowd. That was a bad one. I made it. I made it. Okay. So he was he was a shitty pirate. Yeah. He wasn't very good. He didn't have sailing experience. He got he, he was a battle got really injured. And this is one eighteen up with Blackbeard him was like you can take my ship, and you can captain it, but I still need to work with you, but he ended up being still such a bad pirate that Blackbeard sort of kicked them out, and says, no, you can't sail with us. And then he began to sail someone else named Charles vane, who's sailing with two female pirates, and Bonnie and Mary read, but then they all got captured he was hanged and the pirate think record. Recco, he dead? Yeah. Rectum. Rock Rackham Graca. It up hill. More work. I didn't Iraq Jacqueline questions. First couple of question the rapid fire did they hang them on the boat? No, they would've they hanged him on the land. Yes. So this is done in. In Kingston, Jamaica or that actually Port Royal Jamaica. And that's where they were all hanged was or hung, and they were hanging in Vienne sorry. Yeah, I get those two confused. They were hung in on land in the Caribbean. Death in Jamaica and also London other parts north. What about the name, the two women, and I've always wondered, you know, because when I started dig into these feelings of trying to identify. Like lead imaginative rich imagine of life. I'm like, do I have to sort of get into my what is the pirate wench great question where the women that you're describing who you said pirates, like was an is a pirate wench to real term, and were they just so many questions? Finish. Okay, go ahead. Pirate wench real. And then and then after you answer them. Hold on quick one. That's what I did. So in short words, yes, the were wenches a real word, and it wasn't even derogatory. It was a woman who usually worked in like a pub or a tab. Every weekend, I'm defending myself. Right. No, it's not where you like hang out outside of bar so that you can go look at this win win. It'd be. That's an appropriate. Shuli wenches inappropriate term feminism back about fifty years who were pirates. What was the deal with pirates and women were, they were they horrible to women were, they, they obviously weren't feminist. But we're what was there? It was slightly more egalitarian than the rest of society. We'll how did they interact with women? So it's, it's hard to say because we don't have too much documentation about it. But I know that and Bonny Mary read they were really successful as pirates. They were they basically ran the ships that they were on, and that was a really unusual case because their names were so not pirated. I'm bonnie. Read and Bobby sounds very pirates. I don't they it just sounds like my body lies over the ocean. Do you do these people? Most of them have nome-de-guerre these real names was Blackbeard, the guy's real name kick. But, like most of these people feel very pirate issue is that just because I've heard of them probably because. Yeah. Probably because you've heard of them, and these are the names that have been documented. So it's possible that they went by other names. But what was written down in the court records would have been and Bonnie and Mary read, and they did they take lovers. They did so on. On and Bonny Mary read you really want. In the. They hung in the vote. Did they talk in the boat? In the boat where they where they hanged in the boat. And I mean different things hang. You better believe Mary, read fucked. She. Mermaid and Bonnie is down below fucking again. Finally is that they were both on the ship. And Bonnie, it actually married Jack Rackham. And then when when they were. What with Jack Rackham? The bad sailor, even though about sailor. Right. So Anthony Reid kind of ran the show and they sailed with someone else named Charles vane, who was he was not a good guy really violent pirate. But when they were all arrested and put in jail, both end Bonny Mary read were pregnant, and so for this reason this Jimmy. What they weren't hanged for this reason. The Mary Reid died in prison. She died in childbirth and Bonnie survived. We don't know what happened to her, but they both said when Jack Rackham was hanged if he had lived as a man he'd need to have hanged like a dog. So they were pretty witty.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Welcome back. It's Frankie Boyer. We're playing this in honor of our next guest because his new book is out. It is called black flags. Bluewater the epic history of America's most notorious pirates, and it is such a pleasure to have Eric Jay Dolin with us. Eric welcome to the program. Hi, thanks for having me. So. Was your interest in pirates something that stemmed from when you were a kid? No. I mean when I was a kid. I watched a lot of Disney pirate movies and the like, but it really the the reason that I got interested in writing this book it stems from my two kids about four years ago on both of them were teenagers Louis in Harry, I decided to pursue a new idea for picking a book topic. I pitched a couple of ideas to my kids, and I had seen pirates of the Caribbean movies, and I knew a little bit about pirates, but not much, but when I mentioned the possibility of writing a book on pirates to my kids their eyes lit up, and they said, that's it. You have to write about pirates, and I was particularly excited because I published thirteen books and neither of my children up to that point had read any of them. So I figured this is a good topic. And I started looking into it more in depth than I was blown away by the history. And and that's really the birth of the book, I didn't know a lot about pirates beforehand. But that's the way I always pick topics for books. So I stay interested for the roughly two years it takes to rate them. Oh, yeah. In this book is so extensive, and but what fun staff? What fun fact so? We, you know, we think that you're saying that at one time in history pirates were really friends of the Americans absolutely before seventeen hundred there were these pirates called the red seaman, and they would leave from the colonies and their ships that go around the Cape Good Hope into the Indian Ocean in the TAC Mughal ships or Muslim ships travelling between India and the Red Sea ports of Jeddah and mocha, and then they would take all that plunder. The treasure the jewels cloth back to the colonies where they were warmly welcomed because the colonies were on the edge of empire, and they were starved of currency. And a lot of these pirates were members of the communities from which they sales and the colonists. Even though they knew piracy was a legal. They didn't view attacking, quote, unquote, heathens and infidels halfway around the world and stripping them of their treasure as anything. To be considered a sinner, even wrong. So not only did the colonists. Welcome pirates back with open arms, but colonial governors would give these pirates fake letters of Mark or privateer in licenses made them appear if they're, you know, doing something legal, but then they would go to the Indian Ocean. And then when they came back the pirates would have to pay the colonial governors a hundred pounds sterling per head, basically or one hundred pieces of eight for protection money to keep from being prosecuted for being pirates. So it was validating system. Yeah. It depends on who's benefiting. So let's talk about the. You know, you hear about the treasures and the the buried gold under the sea. Well, in some instances, this is really true. And you and you write about at least one group of pirates during that time became fabulously wealthy, and you write about captain Sam. Bellamy. Tell us about. Sam Bellamy is is a Tory story of treasure and great loss. He and his pirates are down in the Caribbean. They overtook a ship called the widow, which is a slave ship that had just sold five hundred slaves in Port, Royal Jamaica. So they had a bunch of treasure onboard, silver and golden Sam Bellamy plundered the ship took the ship as new flagship, and then they sailed up the coast, but they wouldn't be able to enjoy the spoils of their success because when they came around the outstretched arm of Cape Cod. A nor'easter blue down the coast and sank the widow killing about one hundred and sixty pirates and all of that treasurer went to the bottom into the sand only about fifteen hundred feet from the cliffs of wealthy Massachusetts. And there it stayed for a couple of hundred years until a salvage diver in nineteen Eighty-four. Barry Clifford found the widow and started recovering the treasure. So Bellamy, yes, he was very successful. He was a very. Very successful pirate for a short time. And then he not only lost his life. But he and his men lost. All of that treasure that, they'd collected. Unbelievable. Tell us the theory about why Johnny Depp decided to create his character like a rockstar. Well. Johnny depp. When he was I guess when he was when he was sort of researching the topic of the being pirate. He looked at Keith Richards, and the Rolling Stones is one of his sort of models of behaviour. It looks a little like, Keith Richards, and some of his certainly does. Richards was I can't remember which movie Keith Richards was actually in, but it was one of the pirates of the Caribbean movies, but Johnny Depp's portrayal. I mean, I love the pirates of the Caribbean movies, especially the first couple of the last few. I'm not so fan of. He the pirates of the Caribbean. Depiction of pirates, you know, there are some things that are true. A lotta pirates did dress up like, Johnny Depp. When they plundered ships, and they found a beautiful closed on board and jewels and rings, and necklaces, they would take those sometimes stripping them off the backs of their victims, and they would wear them to sort of flout sump Jerry laws of the day, but very few pirates, whereas sort of witty and charming, and you know, almost endearing as Johnny Depp. So if you wanna get your good history of pirates, don't look to Hollywood. But. Review books. What's happening in this day and age are we still I mean, they're still pirates that are you hear every once in a while, they'll they'll be a news story about ship that was attacked and not so much in this area. But more in in Europe. Yes, unfortunately, as long as human beings got into ships and went to see there have been pirates. There were finishing pirates Roman pirates Greek pirates and today, there's still pirates and plenty of areas of the world. Of course, people have heard of the Somali pirates this past summer. There was an explosion of piracy in the Caribbean off the Venezuelan coast where Venezuela's sort of financial free fall and some people decided to take the piracy to try to get some money. There are also a lot of pirates still in the in the far eastern sees the Malacca Straits. I just got an Email from a merchant mariner told me that Lloyd's of London won't even ensure ships. That travel through the Milwaukee straights because piracy is still so rice there. It's too much of a risk. So, unfortunately, I believe the pirates will be with us as long as we are traveling in the ocean lanes there just just like their land robbers and land thief's there are water cease or pirates. So what did the kids think of the book? My my daughter who is a senior in college. She loved it. So she actually read my son. He's a little bit of a tougher nut to crack. He's a freshman in college. And he loves the topic. But he said well dad, I'll get to it. Maybe by the time. I'm fifty or so so. I'm sure I'll read it eventually, by the way, I want to just go back to to the Cape Cod. The Bellamy crash nor'easter. And Barry Clifford. I love what Barry Clifford is doing out. He's decided to not sell the salvage which could have been worth an absolute fortune. Right. Yeah. He's done a great job. They have a museum if any of your listeners ever find themselves on Cape Cod in west Yarmouth. There's the widow pirate museum, and you can see a lot of the treasury splayed there. And they tell the whole story of Bellamy and his uh one or two years as a pirate and his untimely. And and it's a wonderful museum. Not only for adults. But kids just love it because they've really done a great job with the exhibits, and they have like a half size or quarter size ship that you can go on a galley ship, and it's it's really a great place to visit. So as you're going through this this book and reading about all of the the pirates in the stories and the the history behind them. What were like a couple of amazing revelations for you. Well, one we already talked about a little bit. The most amazing revelation for me was how pirates far from being these perceived as enemies for quite a few years. They were a an integral part of the colonial fabric of life. And I just found that absolutely fascinating especially because about seventy or eighty years later, the colonies rise up and we've become the United States. We have the American revolution. And what you can see some of the strains in the late sixteen hundreds of the colonies feeling that they're being treated shabbily by the mother country. And even though they know piracy is against the law. Here's a way for them to benefit and to get currency, which the mother country is often started saying stuff, we've got gotta run. Oh my gosh. I love this stuff. I love this. The epic history of America's most notorious pirates in black flags blue waters, and Eric. JJ dolan. Thanks for being with us. What's the best website? How can people get a copy of the book and all those good things? Well, online bookstores brick and mortar bookstores that they can look at my website, which is WWW dot Eric j Dolan ERIC J A Y D O L I, N dot com. And you can even read the introductory chapter of the book there, Harry colored registered nurse author of normal. Blackheath scores aren't good enough and founder of your teacher recently. NBC news featured Martha gazers testimonial. Seabrook. Four inline skating record won national titles. Title roller skating hall of fame, then suddenly became in her life. I have trained and competed a two.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And mild with a shower and a high of sixty so umbrella as no excuse not to vote though. We will talk to. Bernie and Carlisle as soon as I tell you what we're doing Eric Jay Dolin was cool writer a good writer as a book black flags. Blue waters, the epic history of America's most notorious pirates zero ready to take a call. Sure. All right Bernie in Carlisle burning never call. So this is good. Hi, bernie. Hi, I like to. Thing about piracy on in the Carolinas. For example. The town of nags head gut its name because these pirates without ships. They would around a horse's neck all came up and down the beach at night. It was a common practice for a shift Apollo another ship. They're not exactly sure there were they're supposed to go. Well, they would follow those horses. What the Leonard around tech into the waters, and now you have a shipwreck and the pirates would roll out out in there. Rowboats and attack the ship. Also, they would put a a metal barrel on the on the sand dunes Koto hole in the barrel or door and Bill fire in that barrel and one day solar ship on the horizon in the moonlight. They were actually cold moon cursor because of how they had to work at night or moonlight. It didn't need a lot of bright moon, but they would open and close the door, and it would attract the ship would look like a late house blinking back and that would draw the ship into the shallow water, and they would attack them and get their booty Bernie. I'm confused a little bit. I thought and I'm sure it's me I thought the idea of a lighthouse was to warn ships away and how did. They could be there would possibly get them. So they would recognize where they were. Yeah. I can add to explain they're called moon Custer's, that's sort of the New England slang. And that's because they curse the moon because on dark nights on bright nights ships could actually see where they're going whether or not they ever used a cow or a donkey or a horse with a a light on its back or tied to its tail which is the story. That's most often told I I don't think that was the case there are cases of false lights, which is what they're called people putting lights up on poles to simulate where lighthouse might be in the reason that would confuse a sailor is that lighthouses not only tell people where to go where an inlet might be. But they also warn people away from rough areas are dangerous areas. And if you suddenly see a light where you didn't you might get confused, you might think it's another lighthouse. So if you're a mariner who knows that part of the coast fairly, well, and you think oh, there's a lighthouse there. I've got to watch out for x y and z but x y and z isn't there? There because you're not actually looking at lighthouse. You think you're looking at you're likely to ground or come come in come in shore. I wouldn't call those people pirates. They were there's a very long history both in Europe and in America, especially on Cape Cod, and certainly North Carolina of people taking advantage of wrecks and salvaging wrecks that come in. And they're definitely were false lights. But I looked really hard because I wrote a book called the brilliant beacons a history, the American lighthouse, and that was one of the stories I talked about, and I looked really hard in the historical record. And I couldn't find any contemporary writings that talked about these animals actually being used, but there definitely were false lights because the federal government at one point passed a law, fining, people five thousand dollars for putting up a false light. And during the American revolution, the British. We're very concerned about what the Americans are doing to lower British ships into dangerous waters, and they put out statements to British Mariners and naval men to watch out to beware of false lights. Because we think the colonists are going to be putting them up to get our ships in trouble, basically lower than into or give them misdirection. So they come upon a shoal misdirections, I suppose if you knew that there was a lighthouse in the area, and you knew that the basic instruction for captain seeing that lighthouse was be go two thousand feet to the left of this lighthouse, right? So then you put that lighthouse two thousand feet from there, and they see that two thousand feet to left and end up right on the rocks and to bring this back to piracy. There's a great story that probably a lot of your listeners know about of the the pirate ship widow with captain Sam Bellamy that was full of riches that he and his men had taken from the ship. When they captured the widow it just sold five hundred slaves in Port, Royal Jamaica. So it had a lot of money on board and they came up north. And when they were coming out, the outstretched arm of Cape Cod and nor'easter blue down the coast. And the widow sank only about fifteen hundred feet from the shore of wealth, sleet, and east ham area, and it stayed buried their treasure stayed buried there for two hundred and eighty four eighty five years until Barry Clifford to salvage diver founded in the early nineteen eighties. But the reason that I mentioned that is when that ship sank only two people survived and they clawed their way up the cliffs of wealth lead. And they went to a local farmer's house. When the farmer heard that they were the survivors from a pirate wreck. He didn't want the guy to rest beside his hearth. He threw the guy onto his horse and his wagon and said show me where this wreck was. And he went back down there because he wanted to plunder whatever was gonna come ashore from this wreck. And by the next. Morning. There were hundreds of people from the Cape walking up and down the shore getting in their boats, trying to get whatever treasurer anything washed ashore from this wreck. And when the governor asked for all the money that they had found and the other items to be given back. None of those Cape Cod. Gave it back because they didn't want to give it to the crown. They wanted to take the treasure and keep it for their posterity. So there's a long tradition of taking advantage vantage of wrecks in America. So they must there may be artifacts in handed down from. The family that actually came from that ship. How did the money float wouldn't that money? Doesn't flow can get washing by major storms, and it was only fifteen hundred feet or two thousand eight from shore. And over the years. Many people looked for the widow wreck, but they were unsuccessful, however, many people going along the shore and shallows did find coins this one guy in the early nine eight nine thousand nine hundred he found something like seven hundred and fifty coins from that era along the beach and in the shallows, but it took the real intense survey work of Barry Clifford and his men defined where the widow was and they've recovered thousands and thousands of the balloons and pieces of eight and gleaming treasure. Thank you very much. Great call really appreciate that a Barney. Oh, one more thing about with the coins in Delaware right there. A river inlet. There is a beach cold coin beach, the ship called the faithful Stewart went down and that had four hundred kegs of English gold Guineas on board and hurricanes would wash a lot of those coins up on the beach, and the wind would blow the from around the coin and they. On little pedestals. And if you walk down the beach, the sun will hit a certain way, you could spot the coins on little pedestals, and you could before the times of the metal detectors, and that a lot of coins were found in that way. Well, how do you know so much about this Barney? I was at the number inlet for a couple of years. Cool. I mean that we need to go. But what a great call you should call more often. Thank you. Will absolutely now I want to remind you that where with Eric Jay Dolin other of black flags blue waters epoch history of America's most notorious pirates, we haven't even gotten into the personality shift. This is great. Peter in Boston who will talk to in a moment. And that's coming right up. If you should miss any part of this. And you want to hear the whole thing you can check out the Jay talking podcast. It's he should subscribe. It's free. It will populate all by itself. And you'll get all our our best guess for free. 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"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"And then there consequences of course uh because this incident had been so huge and had involved a navy blue vessel it led to a courtmartial on april first of 1794 the court martial was held aboard the hms success which has anchored off port royal jamaica lawford defense was that this entire thing would have been completely prevented if the ships in the convoy had stayed behind the convert like they were supposed to from the beginning he insisted that had the convert been at the front of the convoy it was a nimble enough that it could have evaded the reef and steered the rest of the convoy away from it even if they had gotten as close to the reef as they did before wracking the first lieutenant be bogey and second lieutenant william earnshaw were questioned as well asked by the court to give their account of what had taken place in each was crossexamined by lawford who asked about whether they had seen the master of the ship use the sextant to figure out there latitude whether the signals have been flown to instruct the other ships to stay behind them whether they had to fire shots to warn ships to get back behind them an additional questions of a similar nature that the third lieutenant i also can once they left tenant every time mechanism these were talking about and it was revoked a the third lieutenant was also called in sworn at but he had not been on duty because of an injured arm said he was excused mr popplewell was questioned on the matter of the logbook which had been found to contain no record of the distance travelled the day before the wreck.
"port royal jamaica" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"It did not go so well one night in 1794 though in the story of this particular shipwreck starts with the french revolutionary war during which france was at war with a whole chunk of europe including great britain and along with everything else going on the worrying nations navies were naturally taking one another ships as prizes and trying to protect their own shipping interest by providing naval escorts for civilian vessels in seventeen 93 they're british royal navy took the french frigate inconstant as a prize and after taking at the port royal jamaica the navy gave it a new crew and put it back into service as the convert since there was already a ship named in constant in the royal navy in the convert was really too lightly built to survive have rick heavy combat so under captain john lawford it was put into services a scout a messenger and also as an escort for merchant convoys in january of 1794 the convert was sent to the west end of jamaica to gather up a convoy and escorted back to england this convoy was originally scheduled to leave at the end of january but it was postponed a couple of times first by a request of the chief of magistrats and merchants who thought that a later departure date would be better for the merchant community as a whole i then it was delayed a little bit longer because the the winds were very light when they were trying to set sail and it was not enough to get the heaviest merchant ships out of the bay.