The pirates discussed in this book were the ones who operated off the coast of Cape Hatteras. There were many others, whose area of activities, held them around New England, the islands near Martha’s Vineyard, and off the edge of Providence Town in the state of Rhode Island. There were others who operated out of New York, Philadelphia, and the capes of New Jersey. Other pirates made their home near Charleston, South Carolina, still others on the outskirts of Florida. The pirates in this book, were familiar with the shores of all of the above, but they spent most of their time in the area of North Carolina.