If I was a Pirate and my ship was sinking, I'd grab the money too (Pirates left quickly).
Artifacts from the wreckage of a sailing vessel thought to have been the pirate Blackbeard's flagship suggest that the crew left in a hurry, but the reasons aren't clear, the director of a recovery project said yesterday.
He also said the fact that cannons were left shows that the crew grabbed money and other items of immediate value when they abandoned the ship after it ran aground off Beaufort Inlet in 1718. The wreck was discovered in 1996 in 20 to 25 feet of water.
"Folks took most everything off of value," he said. "They were in a hurry. It may have been the elements. It probably went down pretty fast, and that's fortunate for us."
I wouldn't need anything else. And that's it and that's the only thing I would need. I wouldn't need this [kicking a pair of pirate boots] or this [dropping a pirate hat]. Just the rum. I would need the rum. And my earring. The rum and the earring and that's all I would need. And the purple bandana. The rum, the earring, and the purple bandana, and that's all I would need. And the sword. The rum, and the sword, and the purple bandana and the earring. I wouldn't need one other thing, not one - I need this [as I grab a parrot]. And that's all I would need. The rum, the sword, the purple bandana, the earring and my parrot. [Parrot squaks] I don't need my parrot. [*]
*Note: Adapted from the famous Navin Johnson line in The Jerk.