Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/22/17 Report - The Real Facts About Pirates. Big Shark Takes Bite Of Five Foot Shark. New Book On Catholic Roots of La Florida. Increasing Surf.

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This partially eaten five -foot  shark washed up onto the beach in Volusia County.   They think there must be a great white cruising the coast.

Here is a  link to that story.


I found an interesting Ph. D. dissertation about pirates.  It tells a great deal about pirates.   Below is one table from the dissertation showing the types of goods they got.

As you can see, the greatest amount was classified as personal necessities, including things like clothing, provisions, alcohol and medicine - very useful things.  Only 38% of the take was the kind of treasure that you typically think of, such as gold, silver, coins, and gems.

Notice that the data was derived from resources detailing 88 different piratical seizures.

I thought that was an interesting table.  I think you'll find much more of interest if you read the dissertation.

Here is the link.

Of course, dissertation always provide a bibliography, which can be worth browsing.


Michael Brown has written a new book.  It is Where the Cross Stands.  Here is part of the description.

...a book that swiftly details the surprising and astonishing Marian history of this nation -- of La Florida -- as the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, guided explorers and dozens of priests in the earliest days, brave men who faced hurricanes and Indians, disease and snakes, as they planted Crosses at the very first places they set foot -- most notably, what is now St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., where the original Cross planted on September 8, 1565 has been replaced by the tallest Cross in the world.

Here is the link to learn more about the book.


Rainy day!  Finally the surf is increasing.  Expect something like 2 - 3 feet today and 4 - 6 feet by Friday.

That might stir things up a little.  It has been a while since we got any bump in the surf.

Happy hunting,