Title

Article on Sam Bellamy, or "Black Sam," the most notorious and glamorous pirate

Authors

Colin Sargent

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

7-2007

Additional Date Information

July/Aug 2007

Pages

47, 92-93

Abstract

Article on Sam Bellamy, or "Black Sam," the most notorious and glamorous pirate to prowl the Gulf of Maine. By the spring of 1717, Bellamy and partner Paul Williams had captured dozens of ships and looted their cargo. After its capture, the 300-ton slave ship Whydah became Bellamy's new flagship, armed with 28 cannon. Bellamy and Williams dreamed of seizing the town of Machias and building a pirate stronghold there so they and others could repair ships and gain safe harbor. But at the apex of Bellamy's career, a deadly late April storm sank the Whydah, drowning most of its crew.

Subjects

Pirates, Bellamy, Samuel

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