Just a quick entry of amusement. I was looking at the official town homepage for Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. Their short town history devotes several long paragraphs to the town’s historical pirates, giving them more prominence than Amelia Earhart. The seventeenth-century pirates who hung out in Harbour Grace were Peter Easton and Henry Mainwaring. Apparently piracy could be a lot more profitable than fishing. For more information, see this page on the early pirates of Newfoundland or this list of Canadian piracy resources.