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      Over the centuries, pirates have been portrayed as both admirable rogues and bloodthirsty devils. Many a tall tale has been told bout thar bold or wicked deeds. This site explores the reality, myth, and romance of those adventurous souls mainly from the Golden Age of Piracy. Which refers to a time around the late 17th to early 18th centuries. It contains information regardin' pirate facts and fiction, with biographies of some of the most famous pirates from this era. Ye will also find pages devoted to piracy on the high seas, pirate ships, flags, weapons, games, treasure, along with some pirate humor. Thar be a movie list fer swashbuckler fans, and even a nautical glossary fer all ye feeble landlubbers as well.

      The area called Brethren, contains a list of links to other like minded seafarin' and pirate related websites. Many of these sites were used as sources of information and inspiration on the subject. Over the years, I've received dozens of e-mail requests from buggers lookin' to buy various pirate items. Since nothin' be sold on this site, at the bottom of Brethren be a section titled Merchants, with links to themed websites that do sell pirate and nautical plunder. Buyer Beware!! I have not personally dealt with all of these smugglers sites and have no control over thar bloody business practices. I be removin' any links to sites that be caught cheatin' ye hearties out of yer hard earned booty.

      Tis also a page bout shanties and sea songs. Most were the work songs used by the crews of many of the large sailin' ships in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the majority of these were used after the Golden Age of Piracy, some arr based on songs and melodies of that time period. They have been added to give visitors a sense of life aboard these old sailin' vessels. In contrast, the background music playin' on this website is purely thar to set a tone fer the subject matter, and be more modern and popular in style. Some tunes may not even be related to piracy. If ye find the embedded background music on this site annoying, than lower yer volume swabbie... if ye can.

      WARNING!! This website was not designed as entertainment fer young children and such. It be made with the help of me crew, who bein' a vile bunch of drunken rogues and sinful scoundrels, it may contain material that might be offensive to some... but hell were pirates!! So if ye can't swim with the big sharks, or easily become sea-sick, than ye best stay out of these waters. Parents yer child's guidance is mandatory here, else ye be keelhauled!!    UPDATE: May 15,2016 - Added some new site links within, removin' found broken ones. Also changed out most of the old background music to the delight of many of ye wretched scallywags... Check back here fer more updates. Meanwhile, gather round a keg of rum and enjoy yer stay. But ye best keep a weather eye open, as thar be treacherous waters ahead. Watch yer step around here matey... least ye meet yer doom.






Brethren of the Coast be a non-profit site which was created
solely fer those interested in 'Piracy of Old' on the high seas.
It is NOT associated with any organization or reinactment
group. This be just me personal website on the subject.









Est. Jan 2000



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