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The Crew of the Scavenger is an authentic, living history pirate group based in Florida. Our main goal is to realistically portray a pirate crew from the "Golden Age of Piracy", between about 1710 and 1725, as they might have appeared while ashore in a town like Nassau or Port Royal. All of our clothing is as close to period correct as possible, from the designs, to the materials. The same goes for our weapons, be it swords, pistols, or boarding axes. If it wasn't around by 1720, our goal is that it won't be seen on us.

We attend pirate festivals around the state, host a private living history encampment for pirate reenactors on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, and take a yearly trip to meet up with other reenactors in Virginia and Maryland in places like Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Saint Mary's City.

Sunday December 9th, 2018 - 8:12 pm

Almost time to publish "All Quarrels Be Settled Ashore and other tales", so that means it's once again time to start posting chapters for those unfamiliar with the story that chronicles the first forays of Captain Jack Sawford and the events that eventually led him to become captain of the Scavenger.

Stay tuned.
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Monday November 26th, 2018 - 3:07 pm

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The Scavengers always have such a fine authentic look. Discussions continue on a possible 1720 event on Prince Edward Island, Canada, marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the French post Port La Joye there. If this occurs, Canadian organizers hope to extend an invitation to the men and women of the Scavengers to come up for the Longboat Flotilla and Encampment weekend in Summer, 2020. You'd find it a unique experience!

Robert Douglas Peat MacKie check out this crew!

Jake is too young to be smoking

Do you lads do strictly 18th century?

Looking good ken

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Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 - 8:10 pm

References for sailors and the laboring class from during the Golden Age of Piracy.References for sailors and the laboring class from during the Golden Age of Piracy. ... See MoreSee Less

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And all hand sewn

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Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 - 1:45 am

Seems like this story is finally getting it's happy ending! Looking forward to visiting the Providence at her new home in Alexandria once she makes port!

- Captain Jack SawfordShipwright Leon Poindexter reports that the sloop PROVIDENCE, which had been undergoing hull repairs at Gloucester Marine Railways all summer, has made a successful transit to Wiscasset, ME, where she'll spend the winter being new-rigged. “Hole in side and new watertight collision bulkhead in place and approved by USCG. Painted traditional colors of 18th century,” Poindexter wrote just after Labor Day. “Will leave in a few days, as soon as boat is ready and crew aboard for Wiscasset, ME where she will receive the mast and spars built by Seaport Vessels. “Interior joinery and deck restoration work to be done by Seaport Vessels. Interior will be fitted out historically as John Paul Jones’ first command. All modern bunks, galley, etc. have been stripped out to be replaced with rough-sawn planking and ship’s knees to appear as a cargo/war sloop Revolutionary War era. Bunks to be replaced by hammocks. Captain’s cabin to be paneled and fitted out with period Queen Anne furniture.” Once Providence gets her COI back, she will be based on the Alexandria, VA waterfront offering public tours, chartered cruises, and historical seminars, as well as other educational programs.
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Seems like this story is finally getting its happy ending! Looking forward to visiting the Providence at her new home in Alexandria once she makes port!

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Something seems to be missing

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Wednesday September 19th, 2018 - 10:52 am

What an amazing exhibit! If anyone is able to visit and take photos, I'd love it if you sent some our way! I adore these!

- Captain Jack Sawford

Royal Museums Greenwich
We're getting ready to show our amazing collection of ship models off to the world. Come behind the scenes as we install four major new galleries: www.rmg.co.uk/NewGalleries What do you want to see on display?
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Friday September 7th, 2018 - 4:19 pm

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The Scavengers always have such a fine authentic look. Discussions continue on a possible 1720 event on Prince Edward Island, Canada, marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the French post Port La Joye there. If this occurs, Canadian organizers hope to extend an invitation to the men and women of the Scavengers to come up for the Longboat Flotilla and Encampment weekend in Summer, 2020. You'd find it a unique experience!

Robert Douglas Peat MacKie check out this crew!

Jake is too young to be smoking

Do you lads do strictly 18th century?

Looking good ken

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Friday September 7th, 2018 - 4:10 pm

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Smart as paint, says I. Smart as a carrot new-scraped....

Y'all are cool.

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Friday September 7th, 2018 - 3:55 pm

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Any upcoming events?

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Tuesday August 28th, 2018 - 2:51 pm

Illustrations of women of the lower class during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Also, a good reference on how to dress in women's attire circa 1700: www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1700_woman.html ·Illustrations of women of the lower class during the Golden Age of Piracy. Also, a good reference on how to dress in women's attire circa 1700: http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1700_woman.html ·
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Monday August 27th, 2018 - 5:05 pm

From Marcellus Laroon's Cries of London, circa 1688.Illustrations of women of the lower class during the Golden Age of Piracy. Also, a good reference on how to dress in women's attire circa 1700: http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1700_woman.html · ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday August 7th, 2018 - 5:03 pm

300 years after Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch called the small town of Bath, North Carolina his home, the Crew of the Scavenger was invited by Bath Historical Site, to portray the murderers and rogues of Blackbeard's crew that briefly called this town their home.

We were joined by the men and women of Leviathan Nautical Living History, who portrayed Lieutenant Maynard's naval crew.

We set up an encampment on one end of town, on Bonner Point, and Maynard's crew was down encamped at the Palmer Marsh house. Our crew demonstrated period cooking, spoke about period punches and drinks, and basically showed what an early 18th century pirate encampment ashore would have been like. Our very own Thomas Kimberwick was even on hand to demonstrate proper cutlass handling technique to the youngins that joined us in camp.

Governor Charles Eden was on hand to sign our pardons, as outlined in the King's Act of Grace, and we found ourselves free men. Shortly after, we left Bath behind us, only to take up our life of piracy again. Captain Thatch was beheaded at Ocracoke, and his disembodied head was brought back and presented to the governor, and we were sent to Williamsburg for trial.

The people of the historic site and of the town of Bath itself were amazing. They welcomed us into their town, and their homes, and took great care of us! A more warm and friendly townspeople you'd be hard pressed to find.300 years after Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch called the small town of Bath, North Carolina his home, the Crew of the Scavenger was invited by Bath Historical Site, to portray the murderers and rogues of Blackbeard's crew that briefly called this town their home. We were joined by the men and women of Leviathan Nautical Living History, who portrayed Lieutenant Maynard's naval crew. We set up an encampment on one end of town, on Bonner Point, and Maynard's crew was down encamped at the Palmer Marsh house. Our crew demonstrated period cooking, spoke about period punches and drinks, and basically showed what an early 18th century pirate encampment ashore would have been like. Our very own Thomas Kimberwick was even on hand to demonstrate proper cutlass handling technique to the youngins that joined us in camp. Governor Charles Eden was on hand to sign our pardons, as outlined in the King's Act of Grace, and we found ourselves free men. Shortly after, we left Bath behind us, only to take up our life of piracy again. Captain Thatch was beheaded at Ocracoke, and his disembodied head was brought back and presented to the governor, and we were sent to Williamsburg for trial. The people of the historic site and of the town of Bath itself were amazing. They welcomed us into their town, and their homes, and took great care of us! A more warm and friendly townspeople you'd be hard pressed to find.
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Wow. I'd like to join up with this if you are going to do it again in 2019, I could use the Kings pardon, ahem....

Beautiful photos. I love Bonner Point. I spend as much time there as possible.

Well done!

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 - 2:09 pm

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Monday August 6th, 2018 - 5:05 pm

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The Scavengers always have such a fine authentic look. Discussions continue on a possible 1720 event on Prince Edward Island, Canada, marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the French post Port La Joye there. If this occurs, Canadian organizers hope to extend an invitation to the men and women of the Scavengers to come up for the Longboat Flotilla and Encampment weekend in Summer, 2020. You'd find it a unique experience!

Robert Douglas Peat MacKie check out this crew!

Jake is too young to be smoking

Do you lads do strictly 18th century?

Looking good ken

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Monday August 6th, 2018 - 1:08 pm

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That looks like one of the Monmouth caps I made!

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