Captain John Sinclair was a privateer and naval hero of the American Revolutionary War. In peace time he returned to his career as a merchant seaman, farmer and family man. In 1795 he found himself in the courthouse in Williamsburg, Virginia being tried for piracy.
Tom Wiatt was born in Savannah, Georgia, grew up and lives in Newport News, Virginia but his family has deep Gloucester County, Virginia roots. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Tom is a retired Engineer from Newport News Shipbuilding and Gibbs & Cox, Marine Solutions. He is also a volunteer at the Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News. Other than history and writing, his passions include music and world travel.
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