Blood & Plunder

From the island-dotted, almost landlocked Gulf of Paria, separating Trinidad from the coast of northeastern Venezuela, Pirate Edward Teach, the infamous Blackbeard, once sallied forth to ravage American ports as far north as Virginia. In the 232 years since Blackbeard's death, the gulf has been a highway for smuggling between Trinidad and the South American mainland. But for a time this month smugglers and even honest fishermen feared to venture to sea. Word had run along the waterfront that once again pirates were operating in the Gulf of Paria.

Rope & Iron....