Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: Two Giant Seamen

July 27, 1718: Former privateer and pirate Woodes Rogers (seated at right) arrives in New Providence, the Bahamas at the head of a flotilla of four warships. He is sworn in as Governor of the British colony immediately, and effectively ends the use of the island as a pirate stronghold.
July 25, 1866: Captain David Glasgow Farragut of "Damn the torpedoes!" fame is commissioned the U.S. Navy's first Admiral in recognition of his heroism and leadership during the Civil War.
His adoptive (rumors said natural) father, Commodore David Porter would have been proud.


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! A momentus occassion indeed, Pirate Queen (Farragut's commission, I mean)...

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Both really but yeah, I'm kinda partial to those Porter boys... Oh, my.