The limestone filtered water was crystal clear and we were able to swim between multiple cave chambers.Divers with scuba gear swam 60′ below us and provided the only means of judging the depth of the water. Dos Ojos, meaning “two eyes” because of its two sinkholes to the same connected underwater chambers, was thought to be connected to submerged caves extending 93 kilometers or 57.8 miles.Was this out of necessity or a dislike for the book?If Blackbeard did indeed read the book, was it for pleasure as a diversion, or was it a practical desire to learn more about a potential foe?
He would reiterate this at the beginning of, and multiple times throughout, each episode by describing Whose Line as "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter".
Continue reading If you are in the area next Monday night, January 22nd at PM, be sure to stop by the South Street Seaport Museum’s Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street, in lower Manhattan.
I will be presenting “From John Hancock’s Sloop Liberty to the Burning of HMS Gaspee” — the fascinating but often forgotten history that inspired my latest novel, and had a major impact on the course of the American Revolution.
Was the book already on the ship when Blackbeard captured it in 1717?
Did the book remain unread by the pirates with its pages used only for wadding for the guns?
The event is being hosted by the Shiplore and Model Club, the oldest nautical interest group in New York City.