Pirates in Paradise Festival
Who wouldn't love a festival where you can play pirate for a week in Key West, a most piratical town, even in modern times. Bar none, the best pirate festival in the U.S. and we've been to a bunch of them. Take a trip to Paradise now.
Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum
If you love treasure (and what pirate doesn't) you have to visit this museum when you're in Key West. This is KW's best nautical museum experience, with real treasure, artifacts and stories to tell. Amazing stuff! If you've ever seen actors lift a gold bullion bar in the movies like its made of paper mache, lift the little one here. You won't believe how heavy a little gold is. No wonder pirates were angry all the time -- carrying all that heavy treasure here and there. Visit Mel Fisher's online now.
Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Just say "argh" and check out their site at Talk Like a Pirate Day site .
We encourage all pirates across the Seven Seas to stop by Jas. Townsend & Sons Web site to view the latest in pirate and period garb. Good prices and authentic items that will breath the life back into any landlubber's britches. They can even handle orders on-line. Just click and give them yer vitals. Don't forget to have enough doubloons in yer sea chest, lads and lassies!
The recovered pirate vessel, The Whydah, has its own Web site now. To date, more than 110,000 artifacts have been recovered from the site. They have also begun work on an online catalog and newsletter. It's all online at the Whydah.
Isle of Tortuga - This site provides an overview of piracy with particular emphasis on English and Dutch pirates and the notorious pirate haven of Tortuga. Also contains Exquemelin's The Buccaneers of America.
Museum of Unnatural History - These pages provide a general history on piracy and biographies on several of the more well-known pirates: Morgan, Blackbeard, Kidd, Roberts, and Rackham.
The Pirate's Life - Dead Men Tell No Tales - Summaries of famous pirates and privateers of the 17th and 18th centuries, pirate flags, and pirate ships and their captains.
The Pirate's Realm - This well-rounded look at piracy includes biographies of famous pirates, articles of agreement, pirate ships, havens, weaponry, vocabulary, crew members, and more.
Pirates and Buccaneers in the History of Panama - This web site looks at English, French, Dutch and Spanish pirates connected with Panama's history from 1572 to 1739.
Pirates! Fact and Legend - Great site on the history of pirates and their lifestyle. Interesting diagrams on how much compensation a pirate received for the loss of a limb and the parts of a ship.
Pirates of the Caribbean - A wealth of information on pirates, including a detailed look at their weaponry, ships, and haunts. Detailed explanations on punishments, especially keel hauling.
Ye Olde Booke O' Seadogs - maritime life during the Renaissance and the Sea Dogs who waged war against Spain on Queen Elizabeth's behalf.
Swashbuckler's Cove- extensive site, lots of material not found elsewhere
Welcome to Pirates! -extensive site, good teacher resource section The Pirate's Library
The Jolly Roger - pirates, treasure, weapons, ships & more
Captain Morgan's Journal - many links & good bibliography on early pirates & vikings
The Captain's Cabin - mix of pirate facts, poems, art & tales
Le Diable Volant - in English & French, 17th c. Caribbean pirates, many original documents
Piece of Eight: A Guide to 17th-Century Piracy
Isle of Tortuga - In Dutch and English, with many primary documents
Defiant Women: Pirates
Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas - book about lots of female pirates
Women Pirates & Privateers: Real and Legendary - extensive list Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Pirates of the Spanish Main - lots of links, classic graphics
LEGENDS - Pirates & Privateers - mostly links and references
Pirates and Privateers
Welcome to Pirate's Cove - good resources, seafaring info, underwater archeology
Pirates Homepage - The students of Rochedale State School contribute to this site
The Pirate's Hold - pirate roster, timeline, list of computer & RPG games
Piece of Eight's Home Port - gallery of famous & not-so-famous pirates
The Pirates Realm - Basics of piracy. Also good jargon page.
Beej's Pirate Image Archive -- great resource of images in public domain
Port Royal - The famous Pirate City, much of it sunk by an earthquake
Port Royal Project - Texas A&M - Institute of Underwater Archeology
Blackbeard's Bottle - What did the Pirates drink?
"Treasure Island" - online text with study aids, activities, links
Books by C.C. Colee - About the RB Trilogy, follow Aubrey's adventures with the pirates -
Romantic Reads of Pirates - extensive list of pirate romance novels, each with synopsis
A Piada Preta - online pirate romance story
Admiral Guinea by R.L. Stevenson & Wm. Ernest Henley - a play
"Peter and Wendy" - (aka "Peter Pan") complete text online
Windsong - pirate poem
Swashbuckling Artists & Illustrated Tales
Colonia - a very interesting fantasy pirate adventure story
Don Maitz Web Site - artwork by Don Maitz, frequent cover artist & contributor to NQG
Howard Pyle - Biography - reproduction of "Walking the Plank"
Sea Dragon Marine Art Studio - artist of modern & old ships
Pirate Documents - forgers of historical documents, par excellance
Songs of the Sea & Sea Chanteys
Shanties & Sea Songs several dozen shanties & sea songs listed
Ancient Mariners - more traditional shipboard music
Victoria Nautical Song Circle
Pint and Dale: Music & Myth of the Sea - shanties, maritime music & more
Topsail Schooner Alvei - main topsail schooner sailing the world's oceans -
American Pride 3-masted schooner docked in Long Beach, CA
Amistad - replica project
Amorina - queen of the Red Sea -
Barque Elissa at Texas Seaport Museum
Brig Niagara, original War of 1812 ship in Erie, PA
Californian, 1848 revenue cutter replica -- California's official tallship -
Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation - replica of Australia's 1st known European visitor -
Elizabeth II - replica of Walter Raleigh's16th c. ship
Bark Endeavour - replica of Captain Cook's famous vessel -
Gazela - Philadelphia's Tall Ship, barkentine -
Golden Hind - replica of Drake's ship in replica in Brixham, Devon -
Gstheborg - East Indiaman sailing ship under construction in Sweden (in Swedish)
Hermione - a reconstruction of Lafayette's ship
HMS Bounty - join her on her voyages generally along the East Coast
HMS Bounty - by former crew, family & friends of the 1962 replica Bounty
HMS Fowey, excavation of wreckage
"HMS" Rose - replica of the vessel that caused the birth of the U.S. Navy-
HMS Frigate Unicorn - early 19th c. frigate -
HMS Victory - pride of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, England -
Kalmar Nyckel - Delaware's tallship ambassador
Lady Washington, Grays Harbor Hist. Seaport, in Washington
Mary Rose, 16th C. warship raised from the seafloor in Portsmouth, England
Mystic Whaler - traditional windjammer
Pride of Baltimore II, topsail schooner in Maryland
Mystic Seaport, home of many historic vessels
Privateer Lynx, topsail schooner, under construction, a War of 1812 replica
Privateer Rattlesnake, 1780 ship replica in Florida -
Reef Chief - 65' wooden schooner out of Key West
The Royaliste - 18th-century dispatch gunboat/bomb ketch in SF Bay area
Schooner Wolf - schooner in Key West
Spirit of Dana Point - the renamed "Pilgrim of Newport"
Stad Amsterdam - Dutch site with English version
Star of India, World's oldest active ship in San Diego, CA
Swift of Ipswitch, topsail schooner, L. A. Maritime Inst., CA
USS Constellation, official website of the sloop of war, Baltimore, MD -
Vasa, Swedish royal warship
Welcome, 1775 replica
Fortress Louisbourg - official research site of Cape Breton maritime historic site -
Jamestown Rediscovery - the first surviving English colony in the New World
Military Artifacts of Spanish Florida - online museum
The Colonial Currency, Prices, and Exchange Rates
Lively Arts History Association - Calendar of living history events in So. California
The Pine Tree Shilling - life in the American Colonies between 1650 & 1780, magazine -
Le Poulet Gouche - 16th Century French tavern
Spanish Colonial Living History
L'Age d'Or - "The Age of the Sun King" - French and English Baroque
Sword Forum International -
In Ferro Veritas - Classical Fencing: the Martial Art of Incurable Romantics -
The Ring of Steel - Theatrical Combat -
Duelling & Fencing - Primary Resources
Treasure & Shipwrecks
Silver Bank - National Geo. site on shipwrecks
Spanish Main Treasure Company - featuring the Taj Mahal Treasure
Historical Research & Development - treasure for sale
Shipwreck Treasures - treasure shop in Ft. Myers, FL, -- also a pirate section-
The Segovia Mint
Atocha Treasure Company - purchase some of the treasure found by Mel Fisher
Wreckovery Salvage - historic shipwreck recovery
Forecastle Treasures - specializing in selling coins and treasure from the "Atocha"
Reilly's Treasured Gold, Inc. - Treasure Hunter's site
Spanish Colonial Cobs - treatise on the Spanish coins of 1572-1773
The Belle - shipwreck site, La Salle's flagship from his ill-fated 1685 expedition