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Pirates and Privateers of Rogue’s Island by Historian Brian Wallin

September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as local historian Brian Wallin gives a talk on Pirates and Narragansett Bay. The event is co-sponsored by the Narragansett Historical Society and Maury Loontjens Memorial Library.

Their ships slipped in and out of Newport harbor and Narragansetts Bay in the 17th and 18th centuries. Privateers sailed with official government authorization to capture enemy merchant vessels. Captains and crews shared the bounty with the government. But, some went into business for themselves and flew the black flag of piracy. This lavishly illustrated lecture discounts many myths of piracy, and includes the stories of a number of Rhode Islanders who sailed far and wide seeking treasure.



This event will be held at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library.


There is no charge to attend, but please register online at http://www.narlib.org or call 401.789.9507.


Narragansett Historical Society
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Maury Loontjens Memorial Library
35 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, RI 02882 United States
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