An Epic History Of Piracy On The Chesapeake Bay | WYPR

An Epic History Of Piracy On The Chesapeake Bay

Jul 28, 2020

The 1893 U.S. Coast Survey Nautical Chart of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay.
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Throughout Maryland’s history, the Bay’s bounty -- and its access to transatlantic trade -- proved irresistible to pirates. In her book “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay,” Jamie Goodall explores the role of these legendary rebels and describes the fine line between piracy and privateering.