While vacationing on the island of Key West, Brad learns about pirates, shipwrecks and the fascinating work in sunken treasure recovery. In alternating chapters, Abigale and her adventures among the pirates, tell of perilous shipwrecks, buried treasures and Caribbean life. In the end, the two stories connect as the past meets the present and both lifetimes blend. More
The Pirates of Buccaneer Bay is the blending of two stories and two generations, three hundred years apart. In the telling of pirate lore, true historic events, and modern technology, the author presents a novel of historic fiction accurate enough to use in the classroom as supplemental reading for history, science, and art. Meticulously researched, the lives of infamous pirates and ship’s captains are presented, the technology of treasure recovery described, and the fascination we have with the lives of pirates is explored. The reader follows Brad, a modern fourteen year old, as he vacations on the island of Key West, Florida. He learns many real facts of the history of piracy and enjoys participating on a treasure salvage operation. In alternating chapters, Abigail, a survivor of a shipwreck, finds herself a castaway and is soon rescued by pirates. She endures many adventures, both perilous and fascinating, as she tries to survive life among the pirates. As the story progresses, Brad notices bits of puzzling information that peaks his interest enough to solve some mysterious questions, blending the modern story with the one of the past. This fun story shows the reader how historic events can shape the future and how we can learn from the past.