Abandoned Scottish Boats

All Known Shipwrecks in Scotland Are on This Map

The Scottish coastline is treacherous, as this interactive map of shipwrecks shows

The Last Days of Blackbeard

An exclusive account of the final raid and political maneuvers of history’s most notorious pirate

From the Editor

Introducing our February 2014 issue

People Pirated Many More Files (And Many Fewer Ships) in 2013

While there were zero Somali pirate hijackings this year - the amount of content that was uploaded to The Pirate Bay this year increased by 50 percent

With his stylish clothes and powdered wig, Stede Bonnet (in a c. 1725
woodcut) stood out among the bearded, unkempt, ill-mannered pirates with whom he sailed.

The Gentleman Pirate

How Stede Bonnet went from wealthy landowner to villain on the sea


Treasure Quest

For more than a decade, American Robert Graf has combed the waters of a Seychelles island for a multimillion-dollar booty stashed by pirates 300 years ago

Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard, 1718, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, painted in 1920

A Fury from Hell—or Was He?

As underwater archaeologists pull artifacts from what may be the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, historians raise new questions about the legendary pirate



Tales of pirates, diplomacy and espionage frame America's liaison with the exotic city

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