Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Seafaring Sunday: The First Prize
November 18, 1724: After taking part in a mutiny aboard the merchant vessel Caroline, new pirate Captain John Gow takes his first prize off Cape St. Vincent. She was carrying fish, but Gow managed to enlist men and take anchors, cables, spars, sails and water before scuttling the prize and sailing off into a life of crime on the high seas.