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Pirates And Wreckers Of Key West

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Arrrrh! Come and learn a bit about pirating and wrecking in Key West with the Pirates And Wreckers Of Key West app.

Key West played a role in the heyday of piracy and later on became a focal point for the wrecker trade. At one point, the spoils of both made Key West the wealthiest city in the U.S.

Start off with some history of how piracy and wrecking became so popular on this little island. The reefs offshore protected the ships and crews from anyone trying to find them, while also making shipping through the Florida Straits hazardous.

Next, take a self guided walking tour through the Old Town area of Key West. The tour takes you through many of the old haunts including the pirate well, and the Bucket O' Blood, one of the most infamous saloons on the island.

Learn how to insult someone with the pirate insult generator. Tap the ARRRRH button to produce a three part insult that will amuse your friends and confuse your enemies.

Learn a little bit of pirate and wrecker lingo with the pirate dictionary.

And finally read about some of the famous and infamous pirates and wreckers who passed through this little island in the past.

It's all in good fun and gives you a chance to learn a bit about the history of Key West.