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    Dixey Bull had the honor – if such it may be called – of being the first pirate to raid shipping and trading stations on the New England Coast. Dixey Bull was trading in Penobscot Bay in 1632, some Frenchmen are said to have seized his property so that he was forced to be desperate and secured a company of helpers to go against the French. But the French knew enough to keep out of his way, and finding that he became more in need of supplies, he raided small vessels and trading stations nearby.

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