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Connecticut Pirates & Privateers - by Wick Griswold (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 130

Genre: History

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

Book theme: State & Local, New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Author: Wick Griswold

Language: English

Street Date: August 24, 2015
TCIN: 78498708
UPC: 9781540213433
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-7651

Description

The waters, inlets and islands of Connecticut once swarmed with fabled corsairs like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard who may have buried their booty in Constitution State soil. In colonial times and through the nineteenth century, over one hundred privateers used the Connecticut River and waterways as a home port, influencing the geopolitics of the time. During the Revolutionary War, the infamous traitor Benedict Arnold attempted to destroy the state's privateer fleet. In 1779, Captain Elisha Hinman cleverly devised a system that allowed the large privateer ship Governor Trumbull to avoid enemy attack by becoming super-buoyant and passing over dangerous shoals. Wick Griswold uncovers the swashbuckling stories of Connecticut's pirates and privateers, brimming with historical facts and local myths.
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