Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine with Maine Author Greg Latimer

Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine with Maine Author Greg Latimer

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Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine with Maine Author Greg Latimer
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July 17, 2019 7:00 PM
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July 17, 2019 8:00 PM
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Updated:
May 30, 2019

Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal Maine, presented by author and pirate re-
enactor Greg Latimer will offer insightful and factual information about Maine-
based pirates as well as pirates from “away,” who while not based in Maine,
traveled to the area for a variety of purposes.
Many of these facts will be new to readers, as Maine is not often considered a
pirate enclave. In fact, just like today’s seasonal tourists, pirates traveled to Maine
during the summer months, when the Caribbean was hot and subject to
hurricanes. Pirates also valued the uninhabited “smuggler’s coast” of Maine,
complete with hidden coves and deserted islands.
Of course, pirates also brought the treasure to Maine… Some for spending, and some
for hiding away. We will investigate these reports to see if facts support the
stories, de-bunk them if need be, or ascertain that in the end, they remain a
mystery, even after a thorough examination.
Pirates also brought their weapons, vessels, tactics and unique culture to Maine;
and these will be examined in a way that will demonstrate to readers that truth is
often indeed stranger than fiction.

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