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Maritime Image of the Day: “Execution Dock”

Two pirates hanging in high tide, illustration from A True Relation of the Lives and Deaths of the two most Famous English Pyrats, Purser and Clinton, by Thomas Heywood, 1639.

PortandTerminal.com, January 16, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – At one-time, the city of London was the largest port in the world, and as such attracted its fair share of pirates and smugglers. The punishment was harsh for those who were caught and convicted. Death by hanging at Execution Dock was the most common sentence. At one time London was the largest port in …

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