Avast, ye PIRATEOLOGY fans! Behold, an exclusive guide to
the goings-on aboard a pirate vessel — plus an exciting scale model of a real pirate ship.
How do pirates capture a ship? What sort of ships do they favor? Who are the rogues that make up a pirate crew — and how do they entertain themselves, or punish each other? After poring through a twenty-four-page book that presents a true taste of life aboard a pirate vessel, young pirate hunters can turn their skills to assembling a model of a typical pirate ship. With this sturdy ship model at hand, savvy pirate hunters are sure to spot any scurvy dogs from leagues away. Aar!
About Dugald A. Steer
Dugald A. Steer, Editor: "With what trepidation I sat down to give my editorial attentions to what was clearly the masterwork of a very erudite man, should be obvious to all who read this book." So begins a letter, written in 1894, from Dugald Steer to an Oxford friend. The letter goes on to explain how a chance meeting with Dr. Ernest Drake at the BULL'S HEAD TAVERN in Dorking, Surrey, made him more than a little curious. Skeptical at first, he took up Dr. Drake's offer to meet him at his house and St. Leonard's Forest, and to attend one of the S.A.S.D. meetings in London. There, he became further involved in Dr. Drake's work, joining him on an expedition to Scotland to try and estimate the hunting range of the Dornoch Wyrm. As he writes, the trip was, "a cause of some emotion, as many of my relative, particularly the Ross branch, come from so near."