Bahamas Pirate Den!

June 5, 1717: Captain Matthew Musson writes In a report to the British Council of Trade and Plantations that the Bahamas has become overrun by pirates. While he was cast away in the Bahamas in March, five pirate crews were using New Providence as a base of operations. This included Edward Thache with a six gun sloop and a crew of about seventy men and Benjamin Hornigold’s ten gun sloop and crew of about ninety men. Thache's moniker, "Blackbeard," enters the official record in this report.

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