Perhaps the most famous Great Lakes Monster, Bessie has been sighted in Lake Erie since 1817. Bessie is a snake-like creature with a head that resembles a dragon. She is grayish in color and is reported to be 30 to 40 feet long.

The skull and crossbones flag flying atop of a pirate ship is called a Jolly Roger.

Pirate Treasure Fact #2

The real treasure is knowing where you are going! Maps were more precious than gold and silver to pirates.

Pirate Treasure Fact #1