New Website!

New Website!

Welcome to our new website – still under construction! We want to thank Amiel Martin who designed the original El Capitan’s website and Greg Scherzinger who created the original graphics. They  have served us well over the past 10 years, hard to believe we’ve been at it this long. We’re in the process of buildin’ this site, as we had to get it up and runnin’ quickly as the old one has crashed numerous times as a result of outdated code. Please bear with us…there’ll be more content soon. Thanks for visitin’ El...
“Nugget of Knowledge” #3 – The “Golden” Age

“Nugget of Knowledge” #3 – The “Golden” Age

“The Golden Age of Piracy” is a period of piracy that lasted from roughly 1680 through 1730 and was centered in the Caribbean. In the previous entry, we talked of the island of Dry Tortuga being the early pirate center of the era. By 1680, Dry Tortuga began to wane as a focal point for piracy. At the beginning of the 1700’s…

“Nugget of Knowledge” #1, – Buccaneers

“Nugget of Knowledge” #1, – Buccaneers

The term buccaneer (French-boucanier) is from the language of an indigenous Caribbean population known as the “Tupi”, and referred to a wooden rack called a “bucan” that they used to smoke the meat they hunted from native cattle and oxen found in the region. By extension, the term came to refer to…