blackheart's legacy excerpt Archives - Sally Copus

Frigate: “Man-O-War” or Pirate Ship Chaser?

Posted by Sally Copus • October 23, 2015

In the late 17th and early 18th century Caribbean Sea, the Frigate was the “Man-O-War” of its time, weighing in at 360 tons and 110 feet. It took a crew of 195 men to man the 3 masts of sails; 26 big guns (cannon) on one level, and various other smaller guns scattered about the […]

Read More

The Brigantine Ship: Black Opal

Posted by Sally Copus • September 22, 2015

Jon and Captain BlackHeart walked toward the end of a long pier where a tall, imposing black ship was docked. Jon eyed the ship with admiration. The two tall masts had a crow’s nest atop each of them. Rolled white canvas sails, which were tied up at the yards on both masts, and the white […]

Read More

Connect With Sally