Florida Conversations: Pirates of the Florida Coast

Truths, Legends and Myths
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JAN 19, 2022

COST: Free

WHEN: 6:30-7:30 PM

WHERE: TECO Hall, Tampa Bay History Center

801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Florida has a long and rich history of pirates plundering its shores, cities and shipping lanes, giving rise to imaginary pirate heroes and spawning sensational legends and myths. But how much of it is true? Exaggerations of true pirate histories have been told and retold for centuries. Digging deep into the true history of piracy along the Florida coast, best-selling author Robert Jacob has unearthed a treasure of information that reveals the truths, explains the legends, and identifies the myths about Florida pirates from Sir Francis Drake to José Gaspar.

Come aboard for a captivating adventure into the world of pirate lore. If you thought you knew all about the Florida pirates, you’re in for some surprising revelations that will leave you even more intrigued! 

Florida Conversations is presented both in-person and streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live at 6:30 p.m. from the History Center’s TECO Hall. Free with registration thanks to the support from the TBHC Endowment Fund at USF and by USF Libraries Florida Studies Center. Media support provided by WUSF Public Media.