Captain Kidd

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Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)

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Appendix: Early Draft of the Captain Kidd Storyboard WHO WAS CAPTAIN KIDD?
An underwater archaeology team from Indiana University announced the discovery of the remnants and the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Culture signed a collaborative work agreement with Indiana University, supported by USAID to establish a new National System of Special Protected Areas, with the Captain Kidd Shipwreck being the premiere site, a step that makes the opening of the site to the general public even nearer.
The pirate Captain Kidd hid in Mona's blue lagoons, lounging under coconut palms that still shade the sand.
Captain Kidd would've flipped his lid if he could have enjoyed a hand-glazed cake suffused with oak barrel-aged Caribbean rum as we do today.
GLADIATOR star Russell Crowe is set to set pulses racing again with a sword after being tipped to play swashbuckling Scot Captain Kidd.
Richard Cavendish tells us that the last sermon heard by the unfortunate Captain Kidd was `on the cheerful text', `we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ'.
The legends surrounding Captain Kidd have inspired numerous treasure hunts.
The likes of Sir Francis Drake, Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard and Grace O'Malley looted and pillaged between the 16th and 18th centuries, sure, but their conquests also helped lead to the establishment of trading companies and shifted the balance of power among the world's nations.
Did you know that Captain Kidd really did bury treasure on Gardiner's Island?
Legrand deciphers the message and follows its strange instructions, which lead him to uncover the buried treasure of Captain Kidd.
Hence we learn that the infamous pirate Captain Kidd was originally hired by the Company to hunt down pirates; and that Elihu Yale, the benefactor of the university that now bears his name, earned his fortune in the service of the Company in Thailand and India.
The spirit of Blackbeard and his buccaneers, Captain Kidd and Anne Bonnie sailing the coast of the Carolinas, comes to life in a new show opening in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in June of 2011.
His fearsome presence is highlighted in the splendid Pirates and Treasure Museum, along with legendary, cut-throat characters such as Calico Jack, Blackbeard, and Captain Kidd.
The Captain Kidd Room - feel free to watch a pirate DVD (John Bruce).