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• The image of the typical pirate that’s been passed down through history is partly true and partly false. Pirates often wore a scarf tied around their head to keep their hair out of their face and to prevent sweat from running into their eyes. They frequently went barefoot which gave them better traction on slippery decks. Pirates wore earrings because they thought it would improve their vision.

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to the list and expected to stick to it. Disability pensions were awarded for pirates wounded in battle. Usually, the captain was elected by secret ballot and could be voted out of office. Likewise, ships’ officers were often elected democratically. Many pirate captains preferred to win their battles with a show of force rather than bloodthirsty slaughter. Booty was generally divided fairly, with the captain receiving a share and a half; officers receiving a share and a quarter; and crew getting one share each. Nobody on the pirate ship got paid anything at all unless they captured something of value. Most ships carried musicians on board to provide entertainment.

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(Acupuncturists say this isn’t far from the truth.) Burying their treasure is not something that happened often, although there are a few cases on record. Leaving a treasure behind left it vulnerable. Most often plunder was carried to the nearest port and sold. Likewise, walking the plank was a rare occurrence. In fact, there are only two pirates known to have used that method. One was Major Stede Bonnet, who is credited with inventing it, and the other was a Dane called Captain Derdrake. More commonly, men were simply thrown overboard. • Contrary to popular belief, a pirate ship tended to be a fairly democratic workplace. A charter establishing ship rules would be drawn up at the start of each voyage with each sailor contributing

• In the late 1600s, when most of humanity was still illiterate, ships flew flags with pictures on them indicating their identity and intention. Flags might depict an hourglass (indicating time running out for surrender), or a sword (indicating willingness to fight), or a skull and crossbones, which was by far the most popular design. The color of a flag also sent messages: A black flag meant the pirates would give quarter, and would spare the lives of the captured crew if the treasure was handed over without a fight. If the victims refused to lay down their weapons, a red flag (preferably dipped in blood) would be run up. If a red flag was flying, it meant no quarter would be given and the crew could expect to die. Seeing the sight of a red flag with skull and crossbones was often all it took to convince the victims to give up and hand all their goods over. After all, the cargo on board usually didn’t even belong to them. A white flag indicated surrender. • The French phrase ‘joli rouge’ means ‘pretty red’ which is thought to be the reason the pirate flag is called the Jolly Roger. • Cannon shot was carefully aimed to destroy the sailsand masts of the ships being captured without damaging the ship itself. Pirates needed to immobilize the ship but did not want to destroy it. Treasure didn’t do much good if it was sitting on the bottom of the ocean, and the boat itself was a prize worth keeping. Cannonballs were often made imperfectly on purpose because they would make more noise in flight if they were not perfectly round, and noisy cannonballs were more intimidating than silent cannonballs. • The fierce Gujarati pirates made captured merchants swallow an emetic called tamarindi mixed with salt sea water which would cause them to vomit, throwing up any gemstones they may have swallowed prior to being caught.

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• The word ‘pirate’ comes from the Greek ‘peiran’ meaning ‘to attack.’ • The word ‘careen’ comes from the French word ‘carene’ meaning the keel of a ship. Boats that collected barnacles and seaweed moved sluggishly in the water so they needed to be cleaned regularly, especially if they were pirate ships that needed to outmaneuver their victims. The boat would

NANCY’S PAPERS • In the 1700s, an American ship called the Nancy was suspected of pirating and of running Britain’s blockade of France. Cornered in the Caribbean, the captain of the Nancy tossed incriminating logbooks and papers into the sea just before being captured. The captain and crew of the Nancy were taken to Britain to stand trial. However, without the ship’s papers, there was no evidence. Just then a second British ship sailed into port, bringing the Nancy’s papers. They had found the ship’s papers in the belly of a shark they caught off Haiti. The captain of the Nancy was convicted and hung. The papers were placed in a museum.

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• In the meantime, Mary Read was born in England around 1690. When she was still an infant, her father left on a sea voyage never to return, leaving her mother destitute. Her mother decided to travel to London to beg for financial support from her mother-in-law. Knowing that the woman disliked little girls, she dressed Mary like a boy. The ploy worked, and Mary spent the rest of her childhood pretending to be a boy, even after her grandmother died. • Mary Read found that life was easier for a man than it was for a woman, so she continued to masquerade as a man even as an adult. She became a professional soldier, and fell in love with another soldier. When she revealed her secret to him, they were married and settled down to a normal husband-and-wife existence as innkeepers. • When her husband died, Mary found herself destitute. She disguised herself as a man, and got a job as a sailor aboard a ship headed to the Caribbean. When the ship was overtaken by Captain Jack Rackham, she joined Rackham’s crew aboard the Vanity.

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• It wasn’t long before Mary Read and Anne Bonny— both serving on the same ship, both disguised as men— discovered each other’s secret. They became best of friends and served side-by-side for the next several years.

• In 1720, the Vanity was anchored off Jamaica. The men • Anne Bonny was born in Ireland in the late 1600s as a were all quite drunk. Suddenly a British navy sloop hove result of her father’s affair with a chambermaid. Her parents into view, and the Vanity was under attack. The drunken fled to America where her father became a wealthy merchant soldiers cowered below, leaving Mary and Anne to fight the and plantation owner in South Carolina. invaders on their own. The women yelled at their mates to “come up, you cowards, and fight like men,” to no avail. • Anne married James Bonny, and they moved to a pirate’s They were overtaken, and the entire crew was taken to hold-out in the Bahamas where Anne became involved in Jamaica for trial. the lives of the pirates. When the Governor of the Bahamas offered money in exchange for information about the pirates, • Captain Jack and his crew were tried on November 16, James Bonny spilled the beans, much to the wrath of Anne, 1720, and sentenced to hang. Anne was allowed to visit who subsequently divorced him. Not long afterwards, she him before his execution, and her scathing rebuke lives on fell in love with a dashing young pirate named Captain Jack in history: “Had you fought like a man, you need not have Rackham. been hanged like a dog!” • Anne and Mary were tried and found guilty. But at their sentencing, when the judge asked if they had anything to say, they both revealed themselves to be pregnant. Since British law forbade killing an unborn child, their sentences were stayed temporarily. • Mary is said to have died of a fever in prison in 1721, before the birth of her child. Other reports say she feigned death and was sneaked out of the prison under a shroud. • No record of Anne’s execution has ever been found. Some say that her wealthy father bought her release after the birth of her child and she settled down to a quiet family life on a small Caribbean island.

PIRATE TYPES • A buccaneer was a pirate who operated in the Caribbean. In the 1600s various misfits such as runaway slaves, criminals hiding out, and sailors who had deserted their ships began roaming around the island that is now Haiti. They hunted wild pigs and cattle, drying the meat to preserve it. The drying racks they used were called ‘boucans’ and this group of rag-tag men subsequently became known as buccaneers. They traded their dried meat for goods carried by ships that were heading back to Europe. The Spanish had claimed the island as their territory so the presence of these buccaneers was unwanted. To drive them off, the Spaniards not only murdered them whenever possible, but also slaughtered their cattle and pigs. Angry, the buccaneers organized a resistance and drove the Spaniards off. Not satisfied with that, the buccaneers then took their revenge to the sea, raiding every Spanish ship they could capture. Finding this profitable, they often attacked ships from other countries as well. The heyday of buccaneers in the Caribbean waned by the end of the 1600s as the Spanish presence in the Caribbean began to fall off. • A privateer was essentially a pirate whose plundering was sanctioned and often underwritten by the government that the pirate worked for. Captains of privately owned boats carried documents known as Letters of Marque which officially authorized them to attack and plunder ships belonging to whatever country their homeland was warring with at the time. (‘Marque’ came from the German word ‘march’ meaning border; the Letters of Marque gave the captains permission to cross international boundaries.) Generally the sponsoring government received a share of the privateer’s loot. • Privateering reached its zenith between 1589 and 1815, when privateers acted as auxiliary members of the navy. When a particular war ended, the Letters of Marque issued for that war expired and the privateers found themselves out of work. Reluctant to give up the way of life, many of them became pirates instead and attacked whatever ships they ran across. During the War of 1812, privateers disregarded the rules laid down by their Letters of Marque and began attacking whatever ships they found. Because of these abuses, the Declaration of Paris, signed in 1856 by France and England, abolished privateering. This declaration later became part of general international law. • Then there were the regular pirates, who attacked not only other ships but also any likely-looking towns on shore. The cost of operating pirate ships was often underwritten by wealthy businessmen who invested in the venture hoping to make a profit. • Captain Kidd was licensed by the British government to capture enemy merchant ships and bring the plunder home. But one ship he preyed on was owned by rich, influential men who had connections. They complained to King William III— the same man who had commissioned Kidd— and Kidd was tricked, trapped, and brought to trial. Evidence was withheld that would have saved him, and Kidd went to the gallows, undeserving of his reputation as an evil pirate. • Philosopher Diogenes was captured by pirates in order to be sold into slavery. The pirate captain wanted to know if he had any trade or skills. Diogenes replied that all he knew was how to govern men. “Sell me to a man who needs a master!” he said. The pirate immediately put him to work as tutor to his two sons.

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Because of my affinity for “Dawson’s Creek,” I had to ask her about her time there. “I had a wonderful experience. I love that I went to the prom with Dawson. James (Van Der Beek), Michelle (Williams), Josh (Jackson) and I are still dear friends. We don’t have shows like that anymore. I love the innocence and the beauty of that show. It was a really fun experience for me, and it was a really positive show. I wish there were something like it on the air now.” Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” (c) 2013 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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A beginners’ tai chi class will be offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to noon at After-school the Taoist Tai Chi Society, 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd #27 (RK/ Sage Plaza) in Hallandale, 954-455-2474. Taoist Tai Chi is a “soft” or internal martial art, designed to promote health and well-being for people of all ages and in all health conditions. Beginner and continuing classes, taught by accredited instructors, are offered at various times throughout the week. The International Taoist Tai Chi Society, a volunteer-run 501(c)3 charitable organization, provides instruction in the Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health at more than 500 locations around the world. See This class goes over the SPARK After-school Emphasis on Special Needs Instruction. For more information, please visit the YMCA Broward website or contact Crystal Lockwood at 954-357-0279 or at clockwood@


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