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Did pirates really maroon people?

Captain Jack Sparrow was, in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, famously marooned on a desert island with a gun with only one bullet. Is this something out of the movies, or did pirates really maroon traitors and victims on islands? As it turns out, this is not a bit of Hollywood storytelling. Instead, pirates really did maroon people. In fact, marooning was actually written into pirate codes as one of the kind of punishments possible.

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