MASSACHUSETTS: Yo-ho-ho and a Radar Set

The King of Calf Island and his buried treasure were back in the news last week—for the last time. The King, a wild, unkempt, silent man, came to Boston in 1846, got a lonely job as keeper of Bug Light, finally retired to salt-bleached solitude on an outer harbor island. By waterfront legend, he was one of the pirates who had ravaged the West Indies early in the 19th Century, had come to the U.S. from Canada after murdering a man with a barrel stave. The King died in 1882 without discussing the...

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