Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: Freedom For A Moment

October 24, 1718: Accused of piracy on the high seas, Captain Stede Bonnet manages to escape from a watch house south of Charleston, South Carolina. He is at large for slightly longer than a day before being caught. Returned to his prison, he is tried, found guilty and hanged.

Header: Colonel Rhett and Pirate Stede Bonnet by Howard Pyle 1901


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Ah, yes, Stede Bonnet... truly a pathetic pirate.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Stede was a weiner, no doubt.