Bermuda Privateer

Bermuda Privateer Author William Westbrook
ISBN-10 9781590137468
Year 2017-08-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McBooks Press
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Hailed as groundbreaking by David Donachie, author of the John Pearce Naval Series and the Privateersman Mysteries— "All sea stories should tell you something new, and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criterion in spades. Fast paced and covering an area new to me; I was enthralled by the author's encyclopedic knowledge of the Caribbean. There are battles and conspiracies galore, with engaging characters and thrilling actions." Nicholas Fallon is captain of the schooner Sea Dog, a privateer that is fast, beautiful and deadly. Unbound by Royal Navy tradition, Fallon enjoys total independence in where he goes, how he fights, and whom he takes as crew. A woman—Beauty McFarland—is his first lieutenant. It's 1796, and Sea Dog's owner, Ezra Somers, employs Fallon to protect his Caribbean salt trade from French privateers and pirates. Wicked Jak Clayton is especially ruthless. When the two meet just off the Bahamas, even Fallon's cunning can't overcome their mismatch in firepower and desertion by a cowardly ally. Later, in Bermuda, Fallon is enlisted by the Royal Navy to intercept a Spanish flotilla carrying gold and silver to France. But a massive hurricane halts the British attack on the Spanish transports, driving several ships, including Fallon's, onto the Florida shore. Held by Spanish soldiers, Fallon and the surviving crew escape by turning enemies into friends. Once free, only one mission remains. Wicked Jak Clayton must die! The Bermuda Privateer is an action-filled sea story with layered storylines and a modern storyteller's voice.

The Bermuda Privateer

The Bermuda Privateer Author William Westbrook
ISBN-10 1590137442
Year 2017-09-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McBooks Press
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In 1796, Nicholas Fallon is captain of the schooner Sea Dog, a privateer that is fast, beautiful, and deadly. Together with his best friend and first mate, Beauty McFarland, Fallon sails the Caribbean on a mission to take or destroy Britain's enemies. When the Sea Dog's owner, Ezra Somers, asks Fallon to seek out and destroy Wicked Jak Clayton, a pirate who has been preying on his ships, Fallon agrees. Somers offers him a share in the salt business, but Fallon has another motive: Ezra's daughter, Elinore, is Fallon's lover. If he can stop Clayton, Fallon can ensure that Elinore's inheritance is secure. But the seas are treacherous, and the Sea Dog faces many enemies. Fallon and his crew must take on pirates, French warships, Spanish treasure ships, and the incompetence of a British Navy captain to carry out their mission. Then a violent hurricane threatens to destroy them all, and Fallon learns the true meaning of courage, sacrifice, and friendship.

In the Eye of All Trade

In the Eye of All Trade Author Michael J. Jarvis
ISBN-10 9780807895887
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 704
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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In an exploration of the oceanic connections of the Atlantic world, Michael J. Jarvis recovers a mariner's view of early America as seen through the eyes of Bermuda's seafarers. The first social history of eighteenth-century Bermuda, this book profiles how one especially intensive maritime community capitalized on its position "in the eye of all trade." Jarvis takes readers aboard small Bermudian sloops and follows white and enslaved sailors as they shuttled cargoes between ports, raked salt, harvested timber, salvaged shipwrecks, hunted whales, captured prizes, and smuggled contraband in an expansive maritime sphere spanning Great Britain's North American and Caribbean colonies. In doing so, he shows how humble sailors and seafaring slaves operating small family-owned vessels were significant but underappreciated agents of Atlantic integration. The American Revolution starkly revealed the extent of British America's integration before 1775 as it shattered interregional links that Bermudians had helped to forge. Reliant on North America for food and customers, Bermudians faced disaster at the conflict's start. A bold act of treason enabled islanders to continue trade with their rebellious neighbors and helped them to survive and even prosper in an Atlantic world at war. Ultimately, however, the creation of the United States ended Bermuda's economic independence and doomed the island's maritime economy.

The Privateer Clause

The Privateer Clause Author Ken Rossignol
ISBN-10 9781453641477
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Kenneth Rossignol
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My wife just shot our waiter between the eyes when he came in with breakfast! But, he had it coming to him as he had a gun on the tray and was going to give us Eggs Benedict with a Glock! Join Marsha and I as we work really hard to protect the Sea Empress and her passengers from threats from every direction. There have been so many shots taken at this ship by terrorists that the cruise line thought their business would sink. That is why we were hired to provide security. Things go so bad that the passengers were taking photos and video and emailing the explosions and hostage scene to CNN and Fox News. Instead of scaring off passengers, bookings for the ship went through the roof. The Seven Seas Company caught the spirit of the passengers and even set up a special for the ship theatre with a pirate theme! Finally, my wife and I needed a break and took a week off to sail on a private charter at the Grenadines and wouldn't you know, two local thugs dressed up as pirates tried to rob us while we sat at anchor for an intimate dinner for two. Well, our cook was great at other things besides her lobster spaghetti.

American Privateer

American Privateer Author George Richardson
ISBN-10 9780595317394
Year 2004-06
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Patrick Harrell's life was at a dead end as he helped deliver ale to the local taverns in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the year 1778. The orphaned fourteen year-old boy was mistreated by Eli Smith, the wagon driver, who claimed to be protecting the youngster, but in reality mocked him and used him as an unpaid servant. Patrick is spotted by Captain Robert Morton, the captain of the American privateer ship Freeport. The captain invites Patrick to join the crew of the Freeport as an apprentice seaman and helmsman. Patrick sees the invitation as a way out of his unhappy life. During the next five months at sea Patrick must grow into an able seaman aboard the Freeport or end up back in Gloucester with no job or home. It is during the chase and attempted capture of several British merchant ships that Patrick discovers whether he has grown into an important member of the Freeport's crew.