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Saltwater vs. Freshwater

May 9th, 2014 by Piper Smith

Did you know that shipwrecks deteriorate faster in seawater than in freshwater? Read the rest of this entry »

The Capture of the Spanish Frigate “Hermione”

April 30th, 2014 by Piper Smith

No, they probably didn’t get the name from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Read the rest of this entry »

Pirates Were Paid Better Than the Royal Navy?

April 12th, 2014 by Piper Smith

Pirates were sometimes paid 1.7 million in modern values by their captain. Read the rest of this entry »

Ye Share of Plunder

April 1st, 2014 by Piper Smith

So. Pirates have turned out to have historically been very democratic and egalitarian. Read the rest of this entry »

Modern Pirates

March 22nd, 2014 by Piper Smith

Modern pirates don’t use cannonballs or great sailing ships. Read the rest of this entry »

Wreckers use Ebay?

March 12th, 2014 by Piper Smith

In 2007, the MSC Napoli was carrying many expensive goods such as BMW motorcycles. Read the rest of this entry »

“Coast”–A 2005 BBC Documentary

March 4th, 2014 by Piper Smith

BBC’s documentary Coast demonstrates the conditions of the false lights in the wrecking business. Read the rest of this entry »

Scottish Wreckers (Lads and Lasses!)

February 26th, 2014 by Piper Smith

Did you know that wrecking was also a prevalent occurrence in Scotland? Read the rest of this entry »

The False Lights of Britain

February 17th, 2014 by Piper Smith

To recap, the False lights were intentional ploys by wreckers to lure unsuspecting cargo and merchant ships into reefs and rocky shoals. Read the rest of this entry »

Want to Read a Captivating Book About Wrecking?

February 8th, 2014 by Piper Smith

The Wreckers is a book series by children and young adult author Iain Lawrence. Read the rest of this entry »

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