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Revisiting Captain Kidd and the Pirate Port of New Amsterdam [HISTORY]

Posted July 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

Ahoy, 17th century Manhattan. In the mid to late 1600s, fledgling New York was crawling with buccaneers, but none quite as enduring as Captain William Kidd, a by-the-book privateer whose story and missing treasure put the city on the proverbial pirate map along with the tropical islands of the Caribbean. Today we revisit Captain Kidd’s […]

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Captain William Kidd: Pirate and New York City Forebear

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 4:37 pm

A piece about pirates and New York. Hello, 17th century. Welcome to the newborn New York; not necessarily the island that comes to mind when thinking of pirates and their swashbuckling tales of plunder. Nevertheless, here making port and home was one of the most infamous pirates of them all, Captain William Kidd, pictured in the […]

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