Pirates of Devil's Cove (UN-C-739)
When someone mentions pirates you may think of treasure, sword fighting and adventure on the high seas. But in reality the true life of a pirate was much harsher.
It's true the most successful pirates enjoyed a certain kind of freedom that was not available to the common man of the time, and they would enjoy the excesses with unmatched enthusiasm.
But for the greater part of their time aboard ship, the pirate would be exposed to a very dangerous life; every skirmish could mean a fight for their life.
When a pirate was not in combat, long periods of starvation would threaten every waking hour and a constant threat of drowning from the seas for a majority of sailors who could not swim.