Pirates of Newfoundland
It seemed an odd invitation. Would I like to go hunting pirates? Then it was quickly explained: not the kind of modern day pirates that hijack oil tankers off the African coast, more along the lines of Henry Morgan or Blackbeard—the kind that drank rum and used pieces of eight.. More specifically, Rick Stanley of Ocean Quest Adventures was asking me if I'd like to be part of an underwater search for the wreck of a 17th Century pirate ship. But what made the invitation even more peculiar was that he wasn't planning this underwater hunt in the Caribbean—where everyone knows pirates used to hang out—he was planning on searching in Newfoundland. This documentary, written, directed and hosted by Robert Osborne is the result of that adventure.