Logs of the Dead Pirates Society: A Schooner Adventure Around Buzzards Bay
Among the boats cruising the idyllic and largely unspoiled Buzzards Bay, the research schooner SARAH ABBOT--crewed by high school students studying marine biology--sails each summer with Captain Randall Peffer at the helm. While pursuing their research with the help of a scientist on board, the teenagers also learn how to sail, and discover the history of the area. And they get their chance to join the Dead Pirates Society, whose motto is "Stir it up!".
A pocket of salt water tucked into southern Massachusetts, Buzzards Bay is a place where 'swamp yankee' traditions still hold sway and the ghosts of Native Americans and seventeenth century explorers, pirates and revolutionaries rise from every quarter.
A tale of exploration and adventure, Logs of the Dead Pirates Society is the absorbing account of a routine cruise that becomes a deeply personal quest. Peffer views the bay's islands and coves, towns and townspeople through an unusually keen and imaginative lens. Thus this seemingly ordinary cruise, which concludes with a surprising, satisfying twist, stands--in the words of Joseph Conrad--as one of 'those voyages that seem illustrations of life.'