Bellamy's Bride: The Search for Maria Hallett of Cape Cod

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Venture back to 1715, when a fifteen-year-old Cape Cod girl named Maria Hallett was seduced by a twenty-six-year-old Englishman named Samuel Bellamy. Bellamy soon left her to become one of the most infamous pirates of his day—Black Sam Bellamy. Maria remained on the Cape but was forced to live in solitude after giving birth to Bellamy's child. Two years later, Bellamy returned to his love, and Maria watched from the dunes as his flagship, the Whydah, sank in the worst nor'easter in the history of the Cape. The legend of Maria Hallett has been passed down for over two hundred years, and Cape Cod writer Kathleen Brunelle brings a fresh breath of sea air to this epic tale in her search for Bellamy's bride.
ISBN: 9781596292543
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 31
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathleen Brunelle was born and raised on Cape Cod. She attended the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, where she earned bachelor's degrees in literature and writing and her master's degree in English. Her work has appeared in Cape Cod View, Art Times, Moxie and the Shop. She currently teaches English at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, Robert, their son, Baylen, and their two golden retrievers.
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