Berufjörður Pirate Attack, Berufjörður, Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 64° 47.944 W 013° 53.149
28W E 552933 N 7186527
Quick Description: A sign marks at a pullout marks a view of Berufjörður that was ravaged by Pirates
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 8:54:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJFE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Waywizard
Views: 2

Long Description:
The sign reads:

"THE Pirate Attack in Berufjörður in 1627

After landing at Berufjörður, Algerian pirates came to Berufjörður on 8 July 1627. There was warning of their coming, so most people had fled from their farms before they arrived and they succeeded in abducting only three people. They did not find the vicarage at Eydalir; according to the local tradition, the aged vicar and poet Einer Sigurdsson (1538 - 1627) put them off the scent. Several place names in the district refer to the visit of the Turks"
Site Description: Historic Marker along Fjord

Date of Pirate Activity (Estimated): 1627

Reference Web-link or Book Title: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Abductions

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