EPISODE # 87
The Tortuga Pocket
July 10, 2018Earth Calendar
A secret pirate base in the Tortuga Pocket, a gas cloud whose entrance is hidden and known only to a few prate captains.
Initially an old mining satellite, the complex was moved inside the pocket by Henry James after The War of Twelve Roses. Legend says the notorious pirate got into a space suit, and using only his thrusters, dragged the entire satellite himself to this hidden pocket of space. Over the decades, dozens of tired old ships were lashed to the hull to provide additional space and spare parts.
In this undated photo the cargo ship SS Faulkner can be seen with one of it's reactors exposed. Contrast its beaten, patched up hull with that with the newly converted Dutch freighter Red Syren, in the background unloading its plunder.