38 years ago, Whitebeard left the Rocks Pirates after the death of his captain and then at least 33 years ago started recruiting.
Three years later, the Whitebeard Pirates were shipwrecked on the Kuri region of Wano Country after climbing the waterfall and lost their supplies.
We can recognize the characters in this image.
Marco was 15 years old at that time and an apprentice on the ship, so it would be interesting to see how he came to be Whitebeard’s closest confidante and right-hand man.
So strong was their bond, it seemed very similar to a captain and first mate relationship, much like the one of Gol D. Roger and Silvers Rayleigh.