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River Pirates ... Truth or Fiction

River Pirates are ... Pirates Who Operate Along the Rivers In Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America ... They are usually prosecuted under national, but not international laws ... Asia ... The Yangtze River in China, Has Been a Hotbed of River Pirate Activities From the Nineteenth Century Until the End of the Chinese Civil War ... Beginning in 1949 ... River Pirate Activities were Policed by patrols conducted by ... American and European Gunboats ... Along the ... Mekong River ... Modern day Asian river piracy exists today ... The preferred attack vessel is the ... River Sampan ... River Piracy is a major threat to riverborn commerce ... The Yangtze Patrol ... Between 1854 to 1949, there was a prolonged naval operation that ... Protected American Treaty Ports ... and, U.S. citizens who were navigating on the Yangtze River ... Chinese Insurgents ... During the 1860s and 1870s, American merchant ships were prominent on the Lower ... Yangtze River... They operated inland up to the ... The Deepwater Port of Hankou ... In 1874, the US gunboat ... Huelothuelot ... reached inland as far as ... The City of Yichang ... that was built at the foot of the Yangtze gorges 975 miles from the sea ... During this period of time, most US citizens purchased tours along the Yangtze river ... These tours only lasted for a short time because American shipping company that created the tours sold their interests to a Chinese firm ... This Left the Tour Passengers with Little Protection ... The added mission of anti-piracy patrols required U.S. naval and marine landing parties to be put ashore several times to protect American interests ... Southeast Asia Along the Mekong River ... Currently, in a region known as the ... Golden Triangle ... Modern River Pirates ... have combined with people who engage in the illegal trafficking of heroin. This created a major international law Enforcement problem ... One of the worst criminal cases involving Asian river pirates occurred on October 5th, 2011. This event was called the ... The Mekong River Massacre ... Here, a Chinese Cargo Ship was Captured While Hauling One Hundred Thousand Amphetamine Pills ...This cargo was worth more than three million dollars ... The ship was attacked and hijacked ... Thirteen Crewmen Were Killed ... The hijackers were caught and executed by ... The Chinese Government in 2012 ... The Balkan Narentines ... These River Piracy events took place during the ninth and tenth centuries, when the area was known for piracy on it's rivers ... The Neretva River Pirates .... These were Russian Pirates that operated on the ... Novgorodian Volga River Pirates ... These River Pirates ... These River pirates operated from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries. Each of these medieval river pirate groups were ... Slavic River Pirates ... Truth or Fiction ... River Pirates ... is a pirate who operates along a river ... The Term Has Been Used to Describe Many Different Kinds of Pirate Groups Who Carry Out River Born Attacks ... In Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. They are usually prosecuted under national, but not international laws ... Asia ... The Yangtze River in China was a Hotbed of River Pirate Activity From the Nineteenth Century Until the End of the Chinese Civil War ... Beginning in 1949 ... River Pirate Activities were policed by patrols of American and European Gunboats ... On the ... Mekong River ... Modern-Day Asian River piracy currently exists ... On the Mekong River the ... River Sampan ... is the preferred boat being used by modern-day Asian River Pirates ... In Asia ... River Piracy is a Major Threat to Commerce ... The Yangtze Patrol ... From 1854 to 1949, there was a prolonged naval operation that protected ... American Treaty Ports ... And, U.S. citizens who were navigating on the Yangtze River from river pirates and ... Chinese Insurgents ... During the 1860s and 1870s, American merchant ships were prominent on the lower Yangtze River while operating inland up to the ... The Deepwater Port of Hankou ... In 1874, the US gunboat ... Huelothuelot ... reached as far as ... Ichang ... at the foot of the Yangtze gorges, 975 miles from the sea ... In this period, most US personnel found a tour in the Yangtze to be uneventful, as a major American shipping company had sold its interests to a Chinese firm, leaving the patrol ... With Little Protection ... The added mission of anti-piracy patrols required U.S. naval and marine landing parties to be put ashore several times to protect American interests ... Southeast Asia Along the Mekong River ... Currently, in a region known as the ... Golden Triangle ... Modern River Pirates ... have combined with people who engage in the illegal trafficking of heroin. This creates a major international law enforcement problem ... One of the worst criminal cases involving Asian river pirates occurred on 5 October 2011. This event was called the ... Mekong River Massacre ... Here, a Chinese cargo ship hauling nine hundred thousand amphetamine pills, worth more than three million dollars, was attacked and hijacked ... Thirteen Crewmen Were Killed ... The hijackers were caught and executed by the Chinese Government in 2012 ... The Balkan Narentines ... These took place the ninth and tenth centuries, when the area was known for piracy on the River ... Neretva ... The Ushkuiniks ... These River Pirates were Russian Novgorodian Volga River Pirates from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries. Each of these medieval river pirate groups were ... Slavic Versions of Viking River Raiders ... Yermak Timofeyevich ... was a 16th-century ... Cossack River Pirate ... who started the Russian conquest of Siberia in the reign of ... Tsar Ivan the Terrible ... The Iron Gates on the ... Danube River... is the natural boundary between Serbia and Romania, where modern-day river piracy currently exist ... In the Balkans Region, of Bosnia, Herzegovina and Croatia ... The Medieval Narentines ... of the ninth and tenth centuries, were known for their piracy on the ... River Neretva in Russia ... The Ushkuiniks Were ... Medieval Russian / Novgorodian River Pirates ... from the tenth to fourteenth centuries. They were a Slavic version of the Vikings. Known for fighting, killing, and robbery. In the sixteenth-century reign of ... Tsar Ivan The Terrible ... The legendary explorer and soldier Yermak Timofeyevich, was a Russian Cossack River Pirate along the Volga or possibly the ... Don River in Central Russia ... Yermak was later pardoned for his crimes and became the "Conqueror of Siberia ... Along Danube River ... Modern piracy exists in Serbia and Romania. Allegations were also made in 2006 that Romanian river pirates had attacked vessels from Bulgaria along the ... Danube River ... There were further allegations of piracy on Ukrainian vessels in 2012.but in only one case were there allegations of actual attacks on crews: more properly the incidents amounted simply to theft from cargo vessels ...North America And ... The United States ... Ohio and Mississippi Rivers ... American river piracy in the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth century was primarily concentrated along the ... Ohio River and Mississippi River Valleys ... River pirates usually operated in isolated frontier settlements which are sparsely populated areas lacking the protection of civil authority and institutions. They resorted to a variety of tactics depending on the number of pirates and size of the boat crews involved ... These Included Deception, Concealment, Ambush, and Assaults in Open Combat Near Natural Obstacles and Curiosities ... Such as ... Shelter Caves, Islands, River Narrows, Rapids, Swamps, and Marshes ... River Travelers were ... Robbed, Captured, and Murdered ... In addition, their Livestock, Slaves, Cargo, and Flatboats, Keelboats, and Rafts Were Sunk or Sold Down the River. From the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries, American River Pirates on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers chose ... Flatboats, Keelboats, and Rafts as Profitable Targets to Attack Because of the Valuable and Plentiful Cargo on Board ... Spanish counterfeiter Philip Alston joined Chickasaw Indian leader, James Logan Colbert and a mixed, roving band of Natchez refugees, Cumberland settlers, and Chickasaw, numbering around 600 ... They made piratical attacks against Spanish shipping on the Mississippi River in 1781 and 1782 ... American River Piracy After the Revolutionary War ... This began to take root in the mid-1780s along the upper Mississippi River between Spanish Upper Louisiana, St. Louis and the confluence with the ... Ohio River at Cairo ... In 1803, at ... Tower Rock ... The U.S.Army Dragoons raided and drove out the ... River Pirates ... Starting in the late 1790s, Stack Island became associated with river pirates and counterfeiters. In 1809, the last major river pirate activity on the upper Mississippi came to an abrupt end. Shortly thereafter, a group of flatboatmen decided to make a raid on Stack Island and wipe out the river pirates. They attacked at night ... A Battle Ensued ... and two of the boatmen and several outlaws were killed. The attackers also captured nineteen other men, a fifteen-year-old boy and two women. The women and teenager were allowed to leave. The remaining outlaws are presumed to have been executed. ... From 1790 to 1834, Cave-In-Rock was the Principal Outlaw Lair and Headquarters of River Pirate Activity in the Ohio River Region ... The notorious cave is today within the peaceful confines of ... Illinois's Cave-in-Rock State Park ... The lower Ohio River country was routinely patrolled by the U.S. Army, with troops garrisoned at Fort Massac as constabulary against Native Americans, Colonial Raiders from Spanish Louisiana, and River Outlaws in the Region ... Between 1790 and 1820, the Legendary Colonel Plug Ran A Gang of River Pirates on the Ohio River ... Plug's Tactics Were to Sneak Aboard Personally, or Have One of his Pirates Secretly Go Into the Hull of a Boat, and Dig Out the Caulking Between the Floor Planks or Drill Holes with an Auger, Causing the Boat to Sink and be Easily Attacked ... The boat and the cargo would later be sold down river. American river pirates patrolled the Cache River cypress swamp of Southern Illinois, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, from the 1790s–1820 ... New York City Police Sergeant ... George W. Gastlin ... organized the "Steamboat Squad" in 1876 to end river piracy in New York harbor by 1877 ... James Ford, ... a civic leader and businessman, secretly led a gang of river pirates and highwaymen from the 1820s to the mid-1830s on the Ohio River, in Illinois and Kentucky ... River Piracy Continued on the Lower Mississippi River from the Early 1800s to the 1840s ... The decline of American river piracy occurred over time, starting as early as 1804 and ending by the 1840s, as a result of direct military action taken and the combined strength of local law enforcement and regulator-vigilante groups that uprooted and swept out pockets of outlaw resistance ... The New York City waterfront ... was where river pirates harassed shipping from 1866 to 1877 ... The New York City Police ... were fighting river pirates during the 19th century ... the ... New York City waterfront ... was infested with gangs of river pirates along the ... Hudson and East Rivers ... River piracy consisted mainly of pirates stealing goods and cargo from ships sailing in open water or ships docked along the waterfront piers ... Many of the River Pirates that Formed Gangs Were Well Organized and Consisted Mainly of Working Class Irish Americans and Irish Immigrants. The most notorious New York river pirate gangs were the ... The Charlton Street Gang, The Hook Gang, and The Patsey Conroy Gang. In the mid-1860s the ... Charlton Street Gang ... was led by the female pirate ... Sadie "the Goat" Farrell ... Sadie the Goat Modeled Herself and Her Gang after the ... "Pirates of the Golden Age" by Flying the "Jolly Roger" Flag Aboard Their Ship and Making Victims Walk the plank ... The Charlton Street Gang ... This gang raided small cargo and merchant ships and operated within the territory of ... New York City, the North River, of New York Harbor, Hudson River From the Harlem River, as far as Poughkeepsie and Albany, New York. After the Charlton Street Gang murdered people in pirate raids in the Hudson River Valley ... The Charlton Street Gang was Attacked and Dispersed by Local Vigilantes in the Region. Following this setback the Charlton Street Gang decided to return to ... New York City ... and commit only ... Street Crimes ... Never to Return to River Piracy Again ... By 1869, the gang disappeared from the scene ... The Eventual Decline of River Piracy in New York City began in 1876 when the ... New York City Police ... Department under the command of ... Police Sergeant George W. Gastlin organized the ... Steamboat Squad ... in which he implemented police patrols in boats that confronted and arrested the ... River Pirates who operated in New York harbor ... The United States, The Mexico Border, and The Rio Grande ... A Prominent Location for Conducting Piracy is On ... Falcon Lake Between Texas and Mexico ... Piracy on Falcon Lake refers to an increase of crime at the border between the United States Mexico on Falcon Lake ... Falcon Lake ... The lake is a 60-mile (97 km) long reservoir of the ... Rio Grande ... It Was Constructed in 1954 ... Today, It has become known as being a body of water upon which which ... Drug Smuggling is Known to Occur ... Currently ... it is a convenient body of water that is frequently used for a wide variety of activities by both ...The United States and Mexico ... In recent years ... River Pirate Activities ... On the Amazon River ... Have Been on the Rise in Various Countries that Border That River ... In northern Brazil, due to the lack of investments in security, River Pirate Activity skyrocketed ... Attacks Against Oil Tankers, Cargo Boats and Fishermen can became Very Frequent in this Region ... In Colombia, paramilitary groups and drug cartels committed numerous hijackings, and looting of boats and kidnappings are also frequent. Viking River Raiders ... Yermak Timofeyevich ... was a 16th-century ... Cossack River Pirate ... who started the Russian conquest of Siberia in the reign of ... Tsar Ivan the Terrible ... The Iron Gates on the ... Danube River... is the natural boundary between Serbia and Romania, where modern-day river piracy currently exist ... In the Balkans Region, of Bosnia, Herzegovina and Croatia ... The Medieval Narentines ... of the ninth and tenth centuries, were known for their piracy on the ... River Neretva in Russia ... The Ushkuiniks Were ... Medieval Russian / Novgorodian River Pirates ... from the tenth to fourteenth centuries. They were a Slavic version of the Vikings. Known for fighting, killing, and robbery. In the sixteenth-century reign of ... Tsar Ivan The Terrible ... The legendary explorer and soldier Yermak Timofeyevich, was a Russian Cossack River Pirate along the Volga or possibly the ... Don River in Central Russia ... Yermak was later pardoned for his crimes and became the "Conqueror of Siberia ... Along Danube River ... Modern piracy exists in Serbia and Romania. Allegations were also made in 2006 that Romanian river pirates had attacked vessels from Bulgaria along the ... Danube River ... There were further allegations of piracy on Ukrainian vessels in 2012.but in only one case were there allegations of actual attacks on crews: more properly the incidents amounted simply to theft from cargo vessels ...North America And ... The United States ... Ohio and Mississippi Rivers ... American river piracy in the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth century was primarily concentrated along the ... Ohio River and Mississippi River Valleys ... River pirates usually operated in isolated frontier settlements which are sparsely populated areas lacking the protection of civil authority and institutions. They resorted to a variety of tactics depending on the number of pirates and size of the boat crews involved ... These Included Deception, Concealment, Ambush, and Assaults in Open Combat Near Natural Obstacles and Curiosities ... Such as ... Shelter Caves, Islands, River Narrows, Rapids, Swamps, and Marshes ... River Travelers were ... Robbed, Captured, and Murdered ... In addition, their Livestock, Slaves, Cargo, and Flatboats, Keelboats, and Rafts Were Sunk or Sold Down the River. From the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries, American River Pirates on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers chose ... Flatboats, Keelboats, and Rafts as Profitable Targets to Attack Because of the Valuable and Plentiful Cargo on Board ... Spanish counterfeiter Philip Alston joined Chickasaw Indian leader, James Logan Colbert and a mixed, roving band of Natchez refugees, Cumberland settlers, and Chickasaw, numbering around 600 ... They made piratical attacks against Spanish shipping on the Mississippi River in 1781 and 1782 ... American River Piracy After the Revolutionary War ... This began to take root in the mid-1780s along the upper Mississippi River between Spanish Upper Louisiana, St. Louis and the confluence with the ... Ohio River at Cairo ... In 1803, at ... Tower Rock ... The U.S.Army Dragoons raided and drove out the ... River Pirates ... Starting in the late 1790s, Stack Island became associated with river pirates and counterfeiters. In 1809, the last major river pirate activity on the upper Mississippi came to an abrupt end. Shortly thereafter, a group of flatboatmen decided to make a raid on Stack Island and wipe out the river pirates. They attacked at night ... A Battle Ensued ... and two of the boatmen and several outlaws were killed. The attackers also captured nineteen other men, a fifteen-year-old boy and two women. The women and teenager were allowed to leave. The remaining outlaws are presumed to have been executed. ... From 1790 to 1834, Cave-In-Rock was the Principal Outlaw Lair and Headquarters of River Pirate Activity in the Ohio River Region ... The notorious cave is today within the peaceful confines of ... Illinois's Cave-in-Rock State Park ... The lower Ohio River country was routinely patrolled by the U.S. Army, with troops garrisoned at Fort Massac as constabulary against Native Americans, Colonial Raiders from Spanish Louisiana, and River Outlaws in the Region ... Between 1790 and 1820, the Legendary Colonel Plug Ran A Gang of River Pirates on the Ohio River ... Plug's Tactics Were to Sneak Aboard Personally, or Have One of his Pirates Secretly Go Into the Hull of a Boat, and Dig Out the Caulking Between the Floor Planks or Drill Holes with an Auger, Causing the Boat to Sink and be Easily Attacked ... The boat and the cargo would later be sold down river. American river pirates patrolled the Cache River cypress swamp of Southern Illinois, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, from the 1790s–1820 ... New York City Police Sergeant ... George W. Gastlin ... organized the "Steamboat Squad" in 1876 to end river piracy in New York harbor by 1877 ... James Ford, ... a civic leader and businessman, secretly led a gang of river pirates and highwaymen from the 1820s to the mid-1830s on the Ohio River, in Illinois and Kentucky ... River Piracy Continued on the Lower Mississippi River from the Early 1800s to the 1840s ... The decline of American river piracy occurred over time, starting as early as 1804 and ending by the 1840s, as a result of direct military action taken and the combined strength of local law enforcement and regulator-vigilante groups that uprooted and swept out pockets of outlaw resistance ... The New York City waterfront ... was where river pirates harassed shipping from 1866 to 1877 ... The New York City Police ... were fighting river pirates during the 19th century ... the ... New York City waterfront ... was infested with gangs of river pirates along the ... Hudson and East Rivers ... River piracy consisted mainly of pirates stealing goods and cargo from ships sailing in open water or ships docked along the waterfront piers ... Many of the River Pirates that Formed Gangs Were Well Organized and Consisted Mainly of Working Class Irish Americans and Irish Immigrants. The most notorious New York river pirate gangs were the ... The Charlton Street Gang, The Hook Gang, and The Patsey Conroy Gang. In the mid-1860s the ... Charlton Street Gang ... was led by the female pirate ... Sadie "the Goat" Farrell ... Sadie the Goat Modeled Herself and Her Gang after the ... "Pirates of the Golden Age" by Flying the "Jolly Roger" Flag Aboard Their Ship and Making Victims Walk the plank ... The Charlton Street Gang ... This gang raided small cargo and merchant ships and operated within the territory of ... New York City, the North River, of New York Harbor, Hudson River From the Harlem River, as far as Poughkeepsie and Albany, New York. After the Charlton Street Gang murdered people in pirate raids in the Hudson River Valley ... The Charlton Street Gang was Attacked and Dispersed by Local Vigilantes in the Region. Following this setback the Charlton Street Gang decided to return to ... New York City ... and commit only ... Street Crimes ... Never to Return to River Piracy Again ... By 1869, the gang disappeared from the scene ... The Eventual Decline of River Piracy in New York City began in 1876 when the ... New York City Police ... Department under the command of ... Police Sergeant George W. Gastlin organized the ... Steamboat Squad ... in which he implemented police patrols in boats that confronted and arrested the ... River Pirates who operated in New York harbor ... The United States, The Mexico Border, and The Rio Grande ... A Prominent Location for Conducting Piracy is On ... Falcon Lake Between Texas and Mexico ... Piracy on Falcon Lake refers to an increase of crime at the border between the United States Mexico on Falcon Lake ... Falcon Lake ... The lake is a 60-mile (97 km) long reservoir of the ... Rio Grande ... It Was Constructed in 1954 ... Today, It has become known as being a body of water upon which which ... Drug Smuggling is Known to Occur ... Currently ... it is a convenient body of water that is frequently used for a wide variety of activities by both ...The United States and Mexico ... In recent years ... River Pirate Activities ... On the Amazon River ... Have Been on the Rise in Various Countries that Border That River ... In northern Brazil, due to the lack of investments in security, River Pirate Activity skyrocketed ... Attacks Against Oil Tankers, Cargo Boats and Fishermen can became Very Frequent in this Region ... In Colombia, paramilitary groups and drug cartels committed numerous hijackings, and looting of boats and kidnappings are also frequent. Locals call these ... River Pirates ... River Rats ...


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