It was one of the English boats, which had mistaken them for a Spanish piragua.
The fifth, of 50 tons, with a piragua, fell to the lot of Captain Coxen.
All day we fought like bull dogs, but they burnt the booms at night, And I fled in a piragua sore wounded from the fight.
An awning of brilliant cloths, running from stem to stern over the piragua, overshadowed and almost hid the rowers.
From the dugout have come the piragua, Rose's tobacco boat, and the Chesapeake Bay canoe and bugeye as we see them today.
Ageros's description of the construction of a piragua cannot be improved.
Sawkins, whose canoe was disabled, went next into the piragua to meet Peralta, leaving the four canoes to harass the admiral.