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Tango0118 Dec 2023 9:08 p.m. PST

… on the Chesapeake Shaped Virginia

"Pirates. The word probably conjures up images of eye patches, peg legs, parrots and buried treasure. But those are all modern updates of a very real and sometimes brutal practice. Piracy on the Chesapeake Bay was part of Virginia's history for more than 300 years. And though most people think of the pirates infesting Caribbean waters, it's not surprising that they would also be attracted to the Atlantic coast as well. Ships traveling from England were easy picking when fledgling colonies lacked the resources to protect themselves and the supply ships coming to port…"


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