CREW MUSTER FOR THE THREE-MASTER FLYING DUTCHMAN TURNED TO FREEBOOTING
DECEMBER 25 OF THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1724
None may know the name Jeremiah Johnson Tecker, but all fear Shorty Leg, born at Cork. He was 14 years old when he freed himself from the Shark's manacles, turned two cannons loaded with grapeshot at the
captain's cabin and fired. The recoil whipped off one of his legs.
In 1717, he was found and brought aboard the Jolly Roger by One Eyed Jack, after drifting for two weeks on a makeshift raft.
Using a steel cooking pot and the sun's rays, he had taken the salt from the sea water, thus having water to drink. He knocked the fish on the head with his peg-leg. Thereafter, it became his weapon of choice.
Taken on as ship's surgeon.