Before BLACK SAILS there was Sam Bellamy and the WHYDAH
And they plundered 50 ships for tens of thousands of dollars in the North Atlantic
The Golden Age of Piracy went far beyond what occurred on Nassau. Some of the most notorious pirates were active in the North Atlantic.
Part of the reason for their success for so many years was that the American Colonists supported them. Trading with pirates was cheaper than the rates they had to pay to England. This was due to England's edict that they could only trade with English ships. The Pirates of the North Atlantic were seen as heroes who defied the crown!
Learn the exciting history behind:
How Sam Bellamy went from penniless to the richest pirate of all
Who was the "reluctant carpenter" to the pirates?
The pardoning of Richard and Jermemiah
What happened to Sam Bellamy at St. Croix
How a small tavern in Eastham caused the capture of the 6 pirates of the Whydah