The Legend…Chapter 2

The Legend…Chapter 2

The idea of starting a hot dog stand seemed like a good, basic business fer someone who had never run a restaurant of any type before. Undaunted by this lack of experience…

“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…