In J. M. Barrie's famous book "Peter Pan," Captain Hook sailed a brig known as the Jolly Roger. Barrie described it as the "cannibal of the seas" and implied that the ship, while fast and sound, was filthy and unkempt.Continue Reading
A brig is a fast, maneuverable ship with two square-sailed mainmasts requiring a fairly large crew. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the brig was a favorite merchantman or warship, and it was also a common choice for pirates.
At the end of the original novel, Peter and the Lost Boys defeat Captain Hook and his crew. Taking the Jolly Roger for their own with Peter as the new captain, they sail to the Azores Islands. From there, the Lost Boys fly back to London with Wendy and her brothers.Learn more about Fiction