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Ship & Black Swan
Seventeenth century bas-relief of Fortuna with sail. The image is carved onto the stern of
, representing Fortune and her whelp, the namesake ship.
Edward McNaughton's silver-hilted French colichemarde. The silver hilt has a 1688 charge mark, the year such were instituted, and may therefore be earlier.
Descriptions & Reviews
The sequel to
: stay tuned!
Maritime adventure and historical intrigue set amidst the attempted assassination of King William III.
Narrative Maritime History
THE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY: The Truth Behind Pirate Myths
The truth behind the great pirate myths and legends. In print!
HOW HISTORY'S GREATEST PIRATES PILLAGED, PLUNDERED,
AND GOT AWAY WITH IT:
The Stories, Techniques, and Tactics of the Most Feared Sea Rovers from 1500-1800
Thirteen notorious pirates and how they got away with it.
THE SEA ROVER'S PRACTICE:
Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730
A colorful and detailed description of how pirates and privateers practiced their trade.
THE BUCCANEER'S REALM:
Pirate Life on the Spanish Main, 1674-1688
To really understand what the pirate's world was like: how buccaneers lived, fought, and died.
The Fight Against Pirates, Privateers, and Sea Raiders from Antiquity to the Present
The history of pirate hunting from antiquity to the present.
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Fair Winds Press
Author's publisher, now an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.
Makers of Blood & Plunder and Oak & Iron!
Better World Books
Helping fund world literacy.
Improbables Libraries, Improbables Bibliotheques
Fascinating libraries and bookstores.
Find and price books online.
American Library Association
Defending against book banning.
A service of the SFWA.
Alabama Writers' Forum
Promoting literary arts.
The Rafael Sabatini Society
About the author of
Cs Vintage Co.
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
In Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Team members and associates.
Naval Special Warfare Foundation
Helping NSW families.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Aiding families of killed & wounded warriors.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Supporting Navy and Marine families.
SEAL gear and more.
Naval Oceanography Portal
Several important links.
Census of the Sea
Surveying ocean life.
IUCN Marine Index
Monitoring and exploration.
Greenpeace USA Oceans
MountainRunner Public Diplomacy
21st century options.
NATO Shipping Centre
Mediterranean and Gulf of Aden.
EU NAVFOR Somalia
ReCAAP ISC Anti-Piracy
Piracy in Asia.
IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
International Maritime Bureau.
Piracy law blog.
International Maritime Organization
Protecting shipping and seafarers.
Maritime Information Centre
National Hurricane Center
NOAA hurricane site.
Tropical Storm Risk
Tropical storm forecasting.
International Shark Attack File
Debunking shark attack myths.
Pirates and Privateers
Sea roving on the web.
Dread Pyrate Radio
Excellent piracy blog.
Les Archives de la Flibuste
Superb "Golden Age" archive.
Pauline's Pirates and Privateers
Great blog on pirates & privateers.
Sunken English vessel 1691.
Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck
Believed to be Blackbeard's.
French fort in Alabama.
Fort Toulouse reenactors.
Pirate games and more.
Reproduction historical arms.
Loyalist Arms Film Services
Film production props & services.
Old Sutler John
Gentlemen of Fortune
Research on pirate clothing & arms.
All things piratey.
Kult of Athena
Best prices for quality swords.
Classical fencing weapons.
Huntsville Fencing Club
United States Fencing Association
The governing body.
Hagar the Horrible
By Chris Browne.
By Wiley Miller.
By Mike Peters.
By Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins.
Popeye the Sailor
All things Popeye.
The sequel to
Fortune's Whelp: stay tuned!