It's 1719 in the West Indies. The Caribbean Sea is boiling in the war and there is no quiet place ashore or at sea. Besides the political turmoil which leads the colonies at each other's throats, pirates and privateers are on the prowl. Come spend some time with us BEFORE THE MAST, on any ship you like!
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Spotlight of 1719
Sara Lee Mitchell
played by Mascha
The highly professional pirate doctor, with us since May 2011, has been the most active character of 1719, with about 350 posts. She is a complex and well researched character, written by an active, faithful and enthusiastic writer, full of initiative and imagination.
Taking into account that the writer’s mother tongue is not English, even more deserved congratulations!
Welcome back; your last visit was on Nov 23 2014, 02:52 PM
||Last Post Info
A fourth rate ship of the line with 50 guns, having now Kingston as port of residence, , is defending Jamaica and British merchant vessels from pirates and other enemies.
||Dec 16 2013, 09:37 AM
In: The Stars And The Sea
The French flagship in the Caribbean is a third rate with 74 guns, ready to enforce law and order in the French seas
||Mar 24 2014, 01:13 PM
In: Hell's For You And Me
By: Claude Aubry
||The "Twilight Shark"
This fast and easy brig, weighing 200 tons and carrying 14 guns, is a privateer ship, commanded by Captain Jay Smithe. The letter of marque gives the ship full power to raid and pillage anyone who is considered an enemy of Great Britain and France.
||Mar 3 2014, 10:47 PM
In: Private-eering [open / Nico...
By: Adoracion deChucho
||The "Rising Sun"
A 3-masted Bermuda sloop, catching good speed and able to enter shallow channels.
||Dec 3 2013, 07:47 AM
In: An Unexpected Proposal
By: Sol Galvez
||The Open Ocean
Sailing the open waters, the ships meet in peace, in storm or in war
||Aug 30 2013, 02:35 PM
In: As Shadows Fall
By: Micah Silva
||The Carribean Siren
The pirates' 150 tons pinnace got sunk by the allied navies on the 1-st of August 1719
||Jul 13 2012, 07:19 PM
In: You Again?!
By: Sara Lee Mitchell
The fifth rate frigate was paid off and got under major repairs in August 1719, after being severely damaged in the fight with the "Caribbean Siren". Some of the crew got reassigned to HMS "Sovereign"
||May 27 2012, 09:00 AM
In: Tars At Work
By: Thom Boyles
A privateer snow which, after an epic mutiny divided the crew in two and the mutineers left aboard the now "Twilight Shark", ended with less than half of its crew and a shipload of pirate prisoners in the hold, turned pirate. Now it is named "Deliverance" and hoists the Jolly Roger.
||May 15 2011, 10:01 AM
In: The Fate's Hand Wrote: ...
. This skin was made by MORU
specifically for BEFORE THE MAST