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Web Links
Pirates! @ nationalgeographic.com
Glimpse the golden age of piracy through the eyes of those who shared the sea with the saltiest dogs.

Silver Bank @ nationalgeographic.com
Take a virtual tour of an ill-fated Spanish treasure galleon that sank on the shoals of Silver Bank near the Dominican Republic in 1641.

Expedition Whydah
Learn more about the Whydah and ongoing salvage and preservation efforts underway at the expedition's headquarters in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Queen Anne's Revenge?
Learn about salvage, preservation, and historical interpretation efforts for an early 18th-century shipwreck believed to be the Queen Anne's Revenge—flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard—that was discovered at Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, in 1996.

Treasure Island
Kids can read and learn more about the classic, swashbuckling pirate tale Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in 1881.

NGS Resources


Video: History's Greatest Shipwrecks (four video collection).

World Magazine  

WORLD: Kirkpatrick, Jennifer. "Blackbeard: Pirate Terror at Sea." Pages 6-10, November 1996.

Search for additional resources in the NGS Publications Index and the National Geographic Store.

Classic Pirate Films

Against All Flags
Color, 1952. Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, and Anthony Quinn star in a fast-paced thriller set in the "pirates' paradise" of Madagascar.

Captain Blood
Black-and-white, 1935. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, this classic pirate tale stars Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

Color, 1952. Elaborate battle scenes compensate for an improbable plot in this sometimes underrated pirate film.

The Crimson Pirate
Color, 1952. Burt Lancaster performs his own stunts in this good-natured spoof of earlier pirate films.

The Spanish Main
Color, 1945. Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, and Walter Slezak grace the screen in this spirited, romantic adventure.

Treasure Island
Color, 1990. Charlton Heston stars in a faithful rendition of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale.

Additional Resources

Black, Clinton V. Pirates of the West Indies. Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Cahill, Robert Ellis. New England's Pirates and Lost Treasures. Chandler Smith, 1987.

Clifford, Barry L., with Peter Turchi. The Pirate Prince. Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Dow, George Francis, and John Henry Edmonds. Pirates of the New England Coast: 1630-1730. Dover Publications, 1996.

Konstam, Angus. Pirates. Osprey, 1998.

Lincoln, Margarette. The Pirate's Handbook: How to Become a Rogue of the High Seas. Puffin, 1998.

Printable Pirate Profiles

To take the Whydah pirates off-line, print our profiles.