Monday, February 7, 2011

Captain Kidd Linked to Darien Venture

Captain Kidd was returning from his Madagascar trip, and considered 'looking in' on the Scottish colonists. Only his fear of his crew mutinying on him sent him home to New York.

Maybe he should have stopped at Darien for a while.

Captain Kidd was never free again. He was arrested in New York, taken to Boston jail, then transported to London for trial and execution.

He was not executed for piracy, but for murder; killing a 'lazy' sailor by hitting him on the head with a bucket.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for the book, I'm lovin' it already! from PJ in Topeka


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