Pirate Travel Culture Defined:
Pirates are normally groups of men who collectively sail ships outside the territorial waters over which a nation or state has jurisdiction. They attack other ships using military maneuvers and live by plundering and pillaging for profit. Pirates are unauthorized by any government, while a “privateer” is a private person or ship authorized by a government to raid ships of other nations.
"Black Sam" Bellamy – $120 Million in 2008 Dollars
"Black Sam" Bellamy’s sunken ship, Whydah, was discovered by Barry Clifford and his team from The Whydah Gally museum in Provincetown, Mass, USA. Black Sam emerged as the wealthiest pirate in Forbes 20 Highest Earning Pirates list ($120 million in 2008 dollars.)
"Black Bart" Captured More Than 470 prizes.
Bartholomew Roberts (17 May 1682 – 10 February 1722), born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by number of vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career. He is also known as Black Bart.
Edward Teach (c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies. Although little is known about his early life, he was likely born in Bristol, England. He may have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne's War before settling on the Bahamian island of New Providence, a base for Captain Benjamin Hornigold, whose crew Teach joined sometime around 1716. Hornigold placed him in command of a sloop he had captured, and the two engaged in numerous acts of piracy. Their numbers were boosted by the addition to their fleet of two more ships, one of which was commanded by Stede Bonnet. Toward the end of 1717, Hornigold retired from piracy, taking two vessels with him.
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