An Excerpt from the book “Cavendish: Its History Its People” by Harold H. Simpson. 1973.
Here in the 1700’s, the date is not recorded, occurred the first and, we believe, the only murder in Cavendish.
Captain LeForce commanded a pirate ship. He and the mate had quarreled over the distribution of captured treasure and, as was customary at the time, decided to fight a duel. They anchored off the cape, rowed ashore and as the Captain was pacing off the distance for the opponent’s stations, the mate shot him in the back. LaForce was buried on the cape but with erosion by the sea the grave has since been long since washed away.