Friday, February 21, 2014

Aye, It's a Pirate's Life for Me: St. Augustine's Pirate Museum-- Part 2

The museum boasts more than 800 items, including the original journal from Captain William Kidd's last 17th-century voyage; the world's oldest "wanted poster," dated 1696, when English authorities offered 500 pounds for the head of "arch pirate" Henry Every; and one of the world's two known authentic Jolly Roger flags. //// Pat Croce's passion for pirates began as a child in Philadelphia, Pa., and remembers watching Errol Flynn play the pirate in the 1935 movie "Captain Blood." //// The so-called Golden Age of Piracy, starring the likes of Kidd, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny and Black Bart Roberts (the Dread Pirate Roberts?)) took place between 1690 and 1730. //// A place I'll have to visit the next time I'm there. //// Hoist the Landlubbers. --RoadDog

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