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Episode XIV - Black Caesar

Episode XIV - Black Caesar

Pirates, treasure, lost boys - it's not Peter Pan but our very own Black Caesar, an escaped slave turned pirate who made his home just off Elliott Key. Not content with just terrorizing the waters around Biscayne Bay, Black Caesar left for the pirate capital of Nassau and on to the crew of the notorious Blackbeard. After a legendary battle with British forces, Black Caesar was eventually hanged. His legend would not die as easily though. A hundred years later another man would take up his moniker and continue his tradition of piracy in the waters surrounding Miami. This later Black Caesar would meet an end far more gruesome than his 17th century namesake. The name Caesar lives on nautical charts and maps of the upper Keys. Many believe that much of the pirate's oft-sought treasure remains buried somewhere in South Florida waiting for a willing adventurer. (But that's just a story, right?)