In my SCA life, I've somehow become a
Pirate captain, er, bold
Anyway, it's fun. So here're some links to piracy and other maritime pursuits.
Nautical History & Re-enactment
- Jas. Townsend & Son
- Beej's Pirate
Reading List (maritime history references, great stuff)
Crescent Navy - SCA (Caid)
- The Cardiff Rose!
(An Elizabethan privateer)
If I were ever to work Renfaire again, I'd want to do it with these
great folks. As 'tis, I enjoy a night's carouse with them on rare
occasion. Also check out The Book of the
Rose, stories, songs, poetry and such written by the Rose's crew,
and a list of
other Cardiff Rose pages.
- The Guild of St. Dymphna
(Renfaire SeaDogs) - Back again! Woohoo!
- Another Seadog
Homepage, this one from a group in Wisconsin. Check out
their great links
History Virtual Archives
- US Navy History, including
some really great reference stuff.
Search for the Whydah - plus history, reference, other links;
as of 2/22/2000, there's not as much Whydah stuff as there had been,
but it's still a fairly interesting site for basics. There's
more info on
the Whydah at National Geographic's website.
for Captain Kidd's Sunken Ship - the hunt for the Adventure
- Blackbeard -
America's most notorious pirate. Includes links to the sunken ship
that might be his Queen Anne's Revenge...
- The Mary Rose Museum -
artifacts and info on shipboard life from King Henry VIII's
- No Quarter Given,
a zine for pirate recreationists of all periods. Great resource!
- The Scurvy Dogs appear to have gone missing, I regret to say.
That was a cool site. If anybody can tell me where they've gone, I'd
be delighted to hear about it. (They used to be at
- The Hawaiian Chieftain
-- I had a party
aboard her, it was great.
- The 'HMS' Rose. Adventure
sailing for the general public on the world's largest active wooden
vessel. Looks fun, huh?
- The Matthew Project -
replica of the caravelle that sailed under John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto)
to discover new lands as commanded by Henry VII of England; sailed in
1999 from Bristol to Newfoundland to recreate the 500-year-old voyage.
Games & Funstuff