The real Bully HayesThe flamboyant Captain William Henry 'Bully' Hayes was a 'thief, pirate, plunderer and kidnapper' according to newspaper headlines of the time and in subsequent books and movies. But what's the true story of this Pacific maritime legend? In her new book The notorious Captain Hayes, nautical historian and writer Joan Druett has investigated the fact and fiction surrounding Bully Hayes. As Lynn Freeman finds out, he was accused of everything from bigamy and slavery to theft and murder.
Interview with Lynn Freeman