Welcome to The Crow's Nest. Years ago the waters of the east coast of the American colonies and the early United States were home to many of the famous pirates. South Carolina, with its great harbors, many rivers, and well establised trade, drew pirates from all areas. Preying on merchant, private, and sometimes military vessels, the South Carolina pirates built up reputations of fear, and fortunes of stolen treasure. The staff of this page will explore several of the famous pirates of the South Carolina area.