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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 7:01 am

Tis a PYRATE with papers - tis what it tis - ladWhat, exactly, is a privateer?

Fair question. A lot has changed in 200 years. In 1812, however, everyone knew that a ‘privateer’ was nothing more than a privately-owned vessel — sometimes built expressly for privateering, but more often converted from fishing or trading — which applied for a government permit in wartime to go out and capture enemy vessels.

43 different vessels sailed from Salem during the War of 1812 as privateers: everything from full-rigged ships to tiny sloops and luggers. Over half of them were either captured by the British or wrecked.

Fame was a small schooner, only about 70 feet overall, but she was big enough to carry two small cannon and a crew of 30. Although originally intended for fishing, she became a successful privateer. She was one of the very first American privateers to get to sea, and the first to send home a “prize” or captured vessel. She took over 20 prizes that we know of, while avoiding capture herself for nearly two years.

(Painting by Spike Wademan)
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Monday May 20th, 2019 - 10:26 pm

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Saturday May 18th, 2019 - 1:50 am

Looking for a graphic artist by the name of Fisher. He did digital pirate caricatures for several members of a pirate group I used to belong to about 10 years ago. Want to have him do more work for me. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday May 17th, 2019 - 10:12 pm

Forging the chain for the Titanic's anchor, 1910. ... See MoreSee Less

Forging the chain for the Titanics anchor, 1910.
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Friday May 17th, 2019 - 8:58 pm

Every Ship Needs Love and Attention.... Victory Chimes is no exception. Enjoy the buff and wax old girl, and BEWARE OF PIRATES upon your return to the bounding main! #PiratedirectoryIt's not easy hauling a boat the size of Victory Chimes. But she's out of the water for the first time in a few years and there'll be round-the-clock workers attending to her top and bottom! #Thisiswindjamming, #VictoryChimes ... See MoreSee Less

Every Ship Needs Love and Attention.... Victory Chimes is no exception.  Enjoy the buff and wax old girl, and BEWARE OF PIRATES upon your return to the bounding main! #Piratedirectory

Friday May 17th, 2019 - 6:39 pm

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Thursday May 16th, 2019 - 3:16 pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2bHUiD25pA&list=PLxXlGPL8JRERdfQJ1-6ADKJ2TmWq6t_soSea Shanty Man and Pirate Hunter Brian of Holcombe tracked down and verbally attacked hundreds of pirates in Devon during the summer months. Brixham and Plym... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday May 16th, 2019 - 10:10 am

Teasing that poor fella with some tasty morsels...

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Feeding Time for the Crocodile? Bait in a Tank

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Wednesday May 15th, 2019 - 10:55 am

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No, I stand aside and watch. 😈

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Tuesday May 14th, 2019 - 11:05 pm

Pirates needed for Mermaid Wranglers for upcoming event! ~ The Mermaid Olympic Games are being held July 26-28, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colorado ~ presented by the Mermaids Lagoon, and hosted by King Neptune. There, pods will be represented by mermaids and mermen who will test their aquatic skills through a series of specially designed mermaid games. Mers will compete for Mermaid Olympic Games medals and the bragging rights that go with them. Medals will be awarded in several categories. The Mers in the first Mermaid Olympics were very competitive and played hard for the medals. All of the participants swam away with memories that will last a life time. We are thrilled with the enthusiasm exhibited by the Mer Folk! ~ www.facebook.com/events/290607995184569/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday May 13th, 2019 - 2:30 pm

Cat the Anchor in Northern Scotland.... Heave Ho Me Hearties! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday May 12th, 2019 - 10:51 am

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Saturday May 11th, 2019 - 4:12 pm

Sailing Sailing.... over the bountiful sea....

Schooner Olad
The first sail of the 2019 is underway!
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Friday May 10th, 2019 - 11:26 am

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Had the incredible pleasure and opportunity to tour her decks when she visited this side of the Atlantic some years ago. The History behind here is fantastic, an' she be a fine lookin' ship to boot. She's without a doubt my favorite ship on the water.

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 - 7:35 pm

From trash to treasure: Northern Neck artist turns old boats into pirate ships

CALLAO, Va. (WAVY) -- A man in Virginia's Northern Neck has a treasure tucked away on his property near the Chesapeake Bay.

Retired firefighter Dan Corder calls himself Captain Dan and turns castaways into pirate ships.

"I repurpose everything. Most of the transformations on this stuff is stuff that I've dug out from the dumpster or stuff that people are throwing out. Masts are made out of porch columns. Cannons are made out of PVC. I find in dumpsters occasionally, I will have to buy a fitting or so," says Corder.

Corder turned 23 boats into pirate ships and now plans to complete number 24.

"You got to be the coolest kid on the block if you have a pirate ship," Corder says.

He took up this hobby with encouragement from his first mate and wife Denise.

"She was so special in so many ways. In fact she always gave me inspiration about doing these kinds of things". Denise died after a courageous battle with cancer two years ago. After 14 years of having her by his side, he felt devastated, but carried on to keep her spirit alive.

"Maybe the reason I'm doing so well with these things and it keeps me occupied is I feel a presence with her."

SEE VIDEO HERE: www.wavy.com/news/virginia/from-trash-to-treasure-northern-neck-artist-turns-old-boats-into-pirat...
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From trash to treasure: Northern Neck artist turns old boats into pirate ships

CALLAO, Va. (WAVY) -- A man in Virginias Northern Neck has a treasure tucked away on his property near the Chesapeake Bay.

Retired firefighter Dan Corder calls himself Captain Dan and turns castaways into pirate ships.  

I repurpose everything. Most of the transformations on this stuff is stuff that Ive dug out from the dumpster or stuff that people are throwing out. Masts are made out of porch columns. Cannons are made out of PVC. I find in dumpsters occasionally, I will have to buy a fitting or so, says Corder. 

Corder turned 23 boats into pirate ships and now plans to complete number 24.  

You got to be the coolest kid on the block if you have a pirate ship, Corder says. 

He took up this hobby with encouragement from his first mate and wife Denise.

She was so special in so many ways. In fact she always gave me inspiration about doing these kinds of things. Denise died after a courageous battle with cancer two years ago. After 14 years of having her by his side, he felt devastated, but carried on to keep her spirit alive.

Maybe the reason Im doing so well with these things and it keeps me occupied is I feel a presence with her. 

SEE VIDEO HERE: https://www.wavy.com/news/virginia/from-trash-to-treasure-northern-neck-artist-turns-old-boats-into-pirate-ships/1975922464

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 - 11:06 am

If this be Your Code....
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Monday May 6th, 2019 - 8:05 pm

Not So Jovial Modern Pirate Experience:

Pirate tragedy: Kiwi dad shot dead, wife attacked with machete on boat in Panama

Pirates shot a New Zealand man dead at close range with a shotgun before attacking his wife with a machete after boarding the family's vessel under the cover of darkness in Panama.

The dead man is 60-year-old Alan Culverwell, a former paua diver from Picton, who was remembered last night as a dedicated, loving husband and father.

His traumatised wife and two children, one of whom was also injured during the attack, remain in hospital and distraught relatives are rushing from New Zealand to be by their side.

The perpetrators, who wore hoods and stole an outboard engine during the attack, are still on the run. Local authorities are vowing to bring them to justice.

It was supposed to be the journey of a lifetime for the adventurous Kiwi family.

They left home before the chill of winter, bought a boat for a bargain in the United States and let the warm trade winds start them on a journey home to New Zealand that was expected to take up to two years.

But they only made it as far as the central American country of Panama before crossing paths with the pirates who would violently alter the course of their lives.

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Not So Jovial Modern Pirate Experience: 

Pirate tragedy: Kiwi dad shot dead, wife attacked with machete on boat in Panama

Pirates shot a New Zealand man dead at close range with a shotgun before attacking his wife with a machete after boarding the familys vessel under the cover of darkness in Panama.

The dead man is 60-year-old Alan Culverwell, a former paua diver from Picton, who was remembered last night as a dedicated, loving husband and father.

His traumatised wife and two children, one of whom was also injured during the attack, remain in hospital and distraught relatives are rushing from New Zealand to be by their side.

The perpetrators, who wore hoods and stole an outboard engine during the attack, are still on the run. Local authorities are vowing to bring them to justice.

It was supposed to be the journey of a lifetime for the adventurous Kiwi family.

They left home before the chill of winter, bought a boat for a bargain in the United States and let the warm trade winds start them on a journey home to New Zealand that was expected to take up to two years.

But they only made it as far as the central American country of Panama before crossing paths with the pirates who would violently alter the course of their lives.

READ & See More: http://bit.ly/2GZnKzQ

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RIP, So very sorry for this family.

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