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I was going through some of favorites list in IE to see if there were any that were gone or outdated. I came across this one and it's still good!:

http://www.boat-links.com/boatlink.html

It's called The Mother of All Maritime Links or John's Nautical Links List. Everything from Amatuer Boat Building & Repair to that old favorite Miscellaneous. There is even Pirates. :)

Have fun!

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Great link, M'wia.

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Very cool and well laid out site. Thanks

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Greetings,

In the interests of facilitating the study of historical piracy, we are in the process of creating online bibs of pirate-related research materials, as well as to improve access to such materials.

The first draft of the first category--"Scholarly Works" has been completed, and can be viewed at:

http://www.whydah.com/page.php?id=ph02122

[you might have to cut and paste this URL into your browser]

Future bibiliographical pages will include "General Works" "Contemporary Printed Sources" and a Manuscript bibliography. There will also be bibs for fact and fiction for all ages.

All comments will be welcome, but, some (particularly fawning adulation) might be better directed privately to corsair2k3@yahoo.com rather than to the Pub as a whole.

The advent of new bibliographic pages will be announced as replies to this thread.

Best Regards,

The Corsair

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Corsair, I know we're all thieves here, but, just so as to avoid yet another five or six years tacked onto my sentence if and when the bastards catch me, can this material be reprinted or put up on websites without any kind of copyright violation?

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Greetings,

These links are to online files that, in most cases, can be "mirrored" on other sites so long as certain preconditions are met.

I recommend that you look at each source of interest carefully in order to determine the copyright restrictions which are in place.

Regards,

The Corsair

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And, while I am thinking of it, does anyone else find these online sources of interest?

Or are they too hard to read in this format (my vision's going so I can't really read them myself).

Am curious because I've been spending a gawdawful amount of time tracking them down in the fond hope that people might find them entertaining.

But if the online books aren't that interesting, it might be a better idea to concentrate my efforts elsewhere.

The Corsair

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Greetings,

As a service to our site visitors (as well as to make the occasional dollar), we maintain a scholarly sources bibliography at

http://www.whydah.com/page.php?id=ph02122

which focuses on piracy in the Atlantic world between c. 1630 and c.1830.

We've just finished updating the blame thing.

That means that there's probably a dozen more new titles on the market--not to mention other titles that I've missed.

In any case, hope that it proves helpful--and would be most grateful if anyone points out errors and/or omissions.

Our next step in this direction is to complete the sections for "Contemporary Printed Sources"

http://www.whydah.com/page.php?id=ph02121

and "General Works"

http://www.whydah.com/page.php?id=ph02123

Input on these unfinished sections will likewise be gratefully accepted.

Many Thanks!

The Corsair

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As a librarian, I'll vouch that having someone willing to plumb Gutenberg and compile lists of themed books is a valuable having indeed. :huh: Gutenberg books are basically Public Domain in the USA, but they do have certain requests about redistribution. Check the bottom of any Gutenberg e-text for information on redistribution.

Cheers,

Calico Jack.

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An on-line version of Samuel Pepys journal can be found here. There are references to piracy in his writings. An interesting read to those interested and who have the time.

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Pepys diary is one of the best sources for showing that human nature doesn't change with age.

There's a great bit when he goes out to see one of Shakespeare's plays (possibly HenryV, but I might be mistaken) and reports that it wasn't bad but he didn't really like it much because he'd already read the book. How many times have you said "It wasn't a bad movie, but the book was better...?"

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Pepys diary is one of the best sources for showing that human nature doesn't change with age.

There's a great bit when he goes out to see one of Shakespeare's plays (possibly HenryV, but I might be mistaken) and reports that it wasn't bad but he didn't really like it much because he'd already read the book. How many times have you said "It wasn't a bad movie, but the book was better...?"

:wacko:

That's beautiful!

I have an abridged Pepys laying about somewhere. It really is good stuff.

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Aye, it's true Foxe. Human nature never changes.

Though not always as colorful as Pepys, Samuel Sewalls journals (that incidentally cover the entire GAoP) show an equally wry look at early life in New England.

And it's precisely why ever pirate enthusiast needs to read Dampier's original works. GREAT stuff.

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Here is one most of you guys might enjoy.

http://frontierfolk.net/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php

Their main focus is land based stuff.... but there are interesting discussions in "the Boatwright's shop"

GoF

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http://www.piratebrethren.com/forum/

Our main focus is (going to be) discussions like those that take place here in Captain Twill, with an added dose of the historical topics one sometimes might find here under Plunder.

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WoW Black John!

Well done!

GoF

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http://www.piratebrethren.com/forum/

Our main focus is (going to be) discussions like those that take place here in Captain Twill, with an added dose of the historical topics one sometimes might find here under Plunder.

I just signed on usin me real name on that one; looks like it should be interesting!

:ph34r:

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This was the first one I joined.

http://www.piratesinfo.com/mysql/phorum/?

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Blackjohn, I tried to sign aboard yesterday: but I never received the activation e-message that I need to respond to!

Capt. William

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Ahoy Capn William! Your name is in the member list. Thanks for joining. You might want to hop on over there and try a test post. If it doesn't work feel free to email me.

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Would like to make a good reproduction Ship's Log for a prop and would like to make it as exact as possible. Can anyone list online and book references where one can see good examples of actual Logs circa 1675-1710?

Thanks for any assistance,

Hector

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Here's a picture of a later log book, c. 1799...but might be a place to start...

http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/trela/l.../privateers.htm

Ah - one from 1702...

http://www.explore.cornell.edu/scene.cfm?s...0-%20China%2009

Here's one that's a wee bit earlier, c. 1580

http://www.mdc.hr/dubrovnik/eng/pomorski/p...predmet-04.html

das

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