Pirates of the Atlantic

The East Coast of Canada had its fair share of bloodthirsty swashbucklers.

Written by Nelle Oosterom

July 20, 2010

The cover of Dan Conlin's book, Pirates of the Atlantic.

Pirates are most often associated with the Caribbean. But the East Coast of Canada had its fair share of bloodthirsty swashbucklers too.

Dan Conlin, the curator of marine history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, wrote the book on this topic called Pirates of the Atlantic.

He also created a popular exhibit on pirates for the museum.

In a 2010 podcast with Canada’s History associate editor Nelle Oosterom, Conlin talks about the pirates who swarmed the waters of Atlantic Canada. (Duration: Ten minutes, seven seconds)

An article on Canada’s pirates appeared in the August-September 2010 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

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