The Three Sisters: The So-Called Pirate Edward Jordan
There are pirates and then there are pirates. Blackbeard was a pirate. He made his living roaming the seas and swashbuckling his way onto other vessels, killing pretty much everyone on board, and seizing the booty. That’s a pirate.
Edward Jordan is often referred to as a pirate, but he was actually a farmer who came to the new world, decided to become a fisherman, got himself into some financial trouble, and tried to resolve this with a pistol and an ax. That’s not a pirate, as we generally think of them. It’s just a guy who by virtue of committing his crime on a boat, and then taking off with the boat, ended up getting hung for piracy.
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