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That ghost of Anne Bonny at the Powder Magazine, Charleston

Anne emigrated from Ireland as a wee lassie landing in Charleston.

From a young age she was not to be messed with.

Legend has it stabbed a boy for harassing her. And she may have even killed a servant.

At 16 she fell in love with a James Bonney, a low pirate, and he purposed.

When Anne’s father disagreed, she burnt his home to the ground and hit the high seas.

It’s didn’t take long for Anne to dump James and shack up with Calico Jack, a real pirate’s man. <