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Pirate or Patriot?

Pirate or Patriot?

Did you know that colonial Boston was a hub of activity for the 18th century's most notorious pirates? During this "Golden Age of Piracy," pirates robbed ships in the Boston area, but also sold their illicit goods here, married here, were imprisoned here, and sometimes executed here. Join Ranger Patrick Boyce of the National Parks of Boston as he examines the lives and deaths of four pirates: Captain William Kidd, "Black" Sam Bellamy, Ned Lowe, and William Fly.

Patrick Boyce is a Park Guide with the National Park Service at Boston National Historical Park. He has worked for the NPS for a decade at locations such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mount Rushmore. He's delivered programming concerning piracy in Boston as part of numerous walking tours, videos, and lectures.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Room A, Community Room B
  Classes & Workshops     Lectures  

Registration is required. There are 61 seats available.

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