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PIRATES, CROOKS & KILLERS THE DARK SIDE OF THE GREAT LAKES BY FREDERICK STONEHOUSE

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While the Great Lakes never had swashbuckling pirates like those that swept the Caribbean Seas, there were low-lifes willing to rob and pillage when the opportunity presented itself. Others where not above “moon cussing” or showing false lights to lure ships to wreck on inshore reefs where they pillaged the cargos and murdered the crews. When the economy “went South” some ship owners were not above purposely wrecking or sinking their own ships to collect the insurance money. Whether the crew survived was not a critical consideration. Even while ashore, sailors were not safe from the clutches of evil doers.