Perhaps the most notorious Great Lakes pirate, and the only man to ever be formally charged with piracy on the Great Lakes.
John Rackham (a.k.a. Calico Jack) was known for his colorful choice of clothing. He would wait until the middle of the night when fishermen or woodcutters were away from their ships and sail off with them unnoticed. In October of 1720 while terrorizing fisherman along the northern coastline of Jamaica, Calico Jack and his crew were captured and sentenced to be hanged.