You gotta love pirate trivia. And you had to know there was plenty of it to go around when it comes to Maine. The rocky coast must have made it a perfect place for pirates and pirate ships to hide. I also seem to recall from what my high school history teach told us in class that it was a good place to offload booze during Prohibition and marijuana during the Age of Aquarius.
Here’s the pirate trivia question from DownEast.com.
Why was Maine a special place for the pirate captain Samuel Bellamy?
Bellamy planned to establish a “pirate’s republic” in the remote Machias area of eastern Maine.
I’m not very trusting of Wikipedia, but here’s a link to the entry for Capt. Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy.