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8 Bells Lecture Series

November 3, 2016
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Seamen's Church Institute
18 Market Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 841-7276

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“At the Point of the Cutlass: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton,” by Greg Flemming.

Hear the incredible true story of a nineteen year old fisherman, Philip Ashton, from colonial New England who was captured by pirates and then escaped and survived for two years on an uninhabited Caribbean island. In discussing his book, At the Point of a Cutlass, author Flemming will reveal the surprising connections between Atlantic piracy in the early 1700s and major New England seaports like Boston and Newport.

8 Bells Lecture Series