The Last Speeches for Six Pirates — Before Execution

Isles of Shoals in Portsmouth Harbor

Before the bold sea rogue, Captain John Quelch was captured and executed, he had visited the Isles of Shoals, lying within sight of Portsmouth Harbor on the New Hampshire coast. It is on this site that tales of rich treasure are told, as well as the ghost of a pirate, a “pale and very dreadful specter,” whose neck bears the livid mark of the hangman’s noose! This is a ghost in whose case familiarity…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

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