Teaching by Lying: Professor Unveils 'Last Pirate' Hoax

December 19, 2008 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Did you know that a pirate roamed the Eastern Seaboard as late as the 1870s, and lived into the 20th century? Edward Owens haunted the lower reaches of the Chesapeake Bay after the economic crash of 1873 wiped out his living as an oyster fisherman...

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