William Brand

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  1. Sea of Thieves

    How is it?
  2. The Phone-a-Pirate Program

    Revived after nearly 8 years. Niiiice.
  3. Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard, Master Vincentio.
  4. Tsunami Kate

    Today's special is...
  5. Tsunami Kate

  6. First Time Traveling to Key West

    You must go to 'Blue Heaven' for breakfast. Fantastic breakfast fare. You must also go to Cafe Sole for dinner. Ask for 'the perfect dinner'. It's not on the menu, but you won't regret it.
  7. Welcome aboard!

    And tell us where you're from and who you crew with.
  8. 18th Century Puddings

    Here are some excellent notes on 18th century puddings... https://savoringthepast.net/2013/10/03/please-bring-back-the-puddings/ http://www.townsends.us/blog/tag/boiled-pudding/
  9. Woodes Rogers Correspondence

    Google books has the same link and I can't find an epublication anywhere else. Google books has 'A Cruising Voyage Around the World', but that's all I have... https://books.google.com/books?id=J1xCAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=woodes+rogers&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwir04XTwunZAhXiq1QKHYgxAnwQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=woodes rogers&f=false
  10. Upcoming Acts of Pyracy

    I'm starting an all purpose thread about upcoming, current and recently attended events to help our members find events that are going on all around the world. If you see an ad for an event anywhere, just drop a link here and we'll discuss the details! For example, the Sheppey Pirates are holding an event the first week of August with an open air cinema, water fight and live music. Sea Dog Night and Gypsey Carnival is July 14th - 18th in Lebanon, Oregon. The Battleship New Jersey Pirate Invasion is on July 9th.
  11. How to sew a Ditty-bag

    So many people have mentioned you of late that I'm sending out a shout.
  12. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I believe your story remains the most visited thread on the Pub, so thanks for the longevity of the project.
  13. Pirate Flag (a making of)

    My wife Tracy hand sewed our flag using linen thread and linen cross bones on a wool bunting. It's an amazing flag and she worked tirelessly to make it happen.
  14. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Aye, Silver. Just how shall we send her off...? Perhaps one last posting event here on the Pub. We invite everyone and all and we share all our favorite experiences and raise a glass! I'll mull it over and we'll pick a day in January.
  15. The Dutch East India Company and other companies of the wide world have used emblems on official documents or to mark property, but which logs were used and when? I'm finding conflicting information regrading the economical powerhouses and what logos, insignias and emblems were used and during which years they were employed. I'm also curious about the emblem used throughout PoTC 2 and its authenticity. Any company emblem information would be appreciated, as we may be using them at PIP to mark 'acquired' goods and sundries. This would also include woodcuts, engravings and all matter of art found on letters of marque and other offical papers.
  16. Pyracy Pub Wares

    A collectible, embroidered patch is now being offered with a two fold purpose. First, because patches are cool and should be available to anyone that has loved the Pub and would have something to celebrate it all the time, and second, the funds will be used to maintain the Pub as a forum and archive. These will be 4.25" x 2.75" with iron-on backing and a merrowed border. Suitable for jackets, hats, duffle bags, backpacks, and about anything else one might put patches to. Please help support a run (and perhaps an overrun for future funding) by listing how many you'd like. The patches will be $10 for 1 or 3 for $25. Prices include domestic shipping in the U.S. (please add five dollars outside the U.S.). Once we have enough to cover an order, I'll call upon the funds, have them made and ship them right out to everyone supporting the run. INTEREST: Name, quantity
  17. On this day in history...

    September 18 - On this day in 1687, the Irish made a Declaration promising a pardon to pirates who surrender themselves to Sir Robert Holmes.
  18. On this day in history...

    August 1 - On this day in 1700, Culliford was arrested, and taken to the Marshalsea prison. He was tried for piracy of the Great Mohammed in 1698 and his pardon was ruled invalid. He was saved from hanging, because he was needed in Samuel Burgess' trial. Following the trial, Culliford disappeared from record, and rumor has it that he next served on a naval ship after which he disappears from the records like another famous pirate Henry Every. Also on this day in 1708, Woodes Rogers’ expedition to capture a Manila galleon departed from Britain. And on this day in 1721, Bartholomew Roberts captured two large ships at Point Cestos, now River Cess in Liberia. One of these was the frigate Onslow, transporting soldiers bound for Cape Coast (Cabo Corso) Castle. A number of the soldiers wished to join the pirates and were eventually accepted, but as landlubbers were given only a quarter share. The Onslow was converted to become the fourth Royal Fortune. And also on this day in 1722, George Shelvocke returned from his round-the-world, privateering adventure.
  19. On this day in history...

    July 19 - On this day in 1545, the Tudor warship, Mary Rose, sunk in Portsmouth Harbor at Hampshire, England. Also on this day in 1702, Philemon Ewer, the English shipbuilder is born. He is responsible for the rebuild of the first ship built in North America back in 1696. He also built the HMS Salisbury, which served as the location for the famous experiments on scurvy in 1747, by James Lind. And on this day in 1723, Charles Harris and 25 pirates were hanged in Newport, Rhode Island. Joseph Libbey, who was abducted the previous year along with Philip Ashton, was among them. All were all former members of Edward Low’s crew.
  20. On this day in history...

    July 17 - On this day in 1596, At 10:30AM, Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrived at Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Arctic Sea. Also on this day in 1603, Sir Walter Raleigh was arrested by forces of King James. And on this day in 1690, Adam Baldridge arrived at Island of St. Marie in Madagascar where he built a fort and began trading with pirates. And also on this day in 1696, a proclamation for the arrest of Henry Every was issued by the Lords Justices. And if that weren't enough, on this day in 1696, an Irish Proclamation was put forth promising a reward for the apprehension of a pirate named Henry Every. And finally, on this day in 1726, Captain William Fly of Jamaica and the ship Elizabeth was hanged at Boston. His career as a pirate lasted just one month.
  21. On this day in history...

    July 16 - On this day in 1661, the first banknotes in Europe were issued by the Bank of Stockholm, altering the way that money is distributed in a very new way.
  22. On this day in history...

    July 14 - On this day in 1698, the Darien scheme began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, and departed Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. And on this day in 1702, Christopher Codrington, governor-general of the English Leeward Islands, lead 1,200 militiamen and privateers in a descent upon the shared island of St. Kitts, expelling its French Settlers. Also on this day in 1714, the Battle of Aland occurred wherein the Russian fleet overpowered the larger Swedish fleet. And on this day in 1769, the expedition led by Gaspar de Portola established a base in California and set out to find the Port of Monterey.
  23. Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard! Always good to see a pirate return to the fold, metaphorically speaking. I hope you enjoy the sweet trade.
  24. On this day in history...

    July 9 - On this day in 1722, the Boston News Letter published a list of those captured by Edward Low after he sank ships of the fleet, and abandoned the Rebecca.
  25. W.A.G.-word association game