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The Caribbean & routes along the coastlines of Africa & North America were popular pirate haunts. Throughout the Spanish Main, Spaniards were busy looting the vast resources of the Aztecs & shipping the gold & artifacts back to Spain. They became prey to pirates & privateers of enemy countries such as England, France & Holland. Pirates were notorious for spending their ill-gained wealth on liquor and prostitutes, often gambling the remainder of their treasure away.

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Pirate Treasures - From the ship the Whydah/the first verifiable pirate ship discovered in the United States/Pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew captured the Whydah in 1717.

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Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There be treasure ahead... my brother told me it was real & if I jumped out I could keep what I grabbed. Jerk! LOL

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Writing Prompt: each coin was worth more than its weight because each one held magic. Whether for blessing or a curse, there was only one way to find out.

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