Along miles of rugged coastline, in secret bays and hidden
inlets, and even in the busiest ports lurk stories of the infamous pirates who
visited the North Atlantic in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.
Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Peter Easton, and Black Bart all came here in search
of plunder, supplies, and sanctuary. From Newfoundland to Boston, from Cape
Breton to the Bay of Fundy, the North Atlantic was once teeming with highwaymen
of the sea.