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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.
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If there were cameras in 1720, I'm sure this is what the pictures would look like. Nicely done Gentlemen!

Can you please point me in the right direction on flag construction info? I want to hand sew a reproduction myself but have had trouble finding good info.

What fun! Where was this encampment?

Martha Veto Dawn Fowler Melina E. Hughes Margaret Gowan Walker Joyce Neuse Lisa Cummins Nola Hamrick Look! Pirates! 😍

Manuel Minero Milton Cofresi. Marineros

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Tuesday December 10th, 2019 - 1:38 pm

SEEKING CREW

Jack Sawford and the crew of the pirate ship Scavenger are looking to take on new crew to swell our ranks.

The Crew of the Scavenger is one of the largest authentic living history pirate group in the world, with 24 members and counting, and we have members across the country. Unlike most groups, we are dedicated to an accurate portrayal of the scoundrels and villains that plied the waters of the West Indies at the dawn of the 18th century. We use the historical record, documents, paintings, illustrations, and surviving pieces of original clothing to inform the way we look and dress. Crew members will learn pirate and colonial history, and will have a chance to learn skills such as how to make colonial rum punch, how to properly handle a cutlass, how to fire a flintlock, ropework, and lots more that would have been common knowledge among sailors of the time.

The Crew of the Scavenger hosts an immersive encampment every January on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, where crew members clear and set up camp from driftwood rope and old sails, slaughter clean and cook our own food, keep a posted armed guard, and drink rum and punch around a roaring fire. There are also yearly trips to historic sites along the east coast where we meet up with our northern contingent and other pirate reenactors. While there we take in the sights, clamber aboard period ships, and drink in 18th-century taverns.

If you're interested in signing aboard, contact Captain Sawford through the facebook page.
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I will always be happy to portray that one townie you all visit once a year.

Have sent a message applying to join. Though beached up here in cold Canada, I'd participate when I could..... Vic Suthren, Merrickville, Ontario.🇨🇦

Glad to be signed on, mates....

Would love to do this need to start researching proper kit though

Sounds amazing, would love to join. The wife and I are based down in Trinidad, west indies fixing up our very own pirate ship.

Oh mate! I sooo want to do this .....

Awesome.🤩

Would love to if I lived closer.

Very interested in participating in a historically accurate group. Our profile pic should give you an idea of our present garb, in that case we added a few accessories to be more the popular idea of "pirate" (such as the sashes and the decorated tricorn hat on Jaye) that we drop for historic events. We are real life tall ship sailors, and the pic was Jaye's real job as helmsman on a reproduction Spanish galeon 17th century. Currently in St Augustine, do you have a calendar of events you do further north?

Ughh i wish i was closer

Y'all call me if you're shy one buxom wench! 😁

I would love to do this, but Kentucky is a good way from you guys.

Andi Clemons! & me toooo! I’ll do the hunting? lol

I sure you any bee person is background checked and vetted. Just being careful.......❤️

I wish I could join or some way ne involved. Sadly the circumstances of my birth mean I live in England.

For those who are interested in joining our crew, don’t let your lack of acceptable kit/clothing, etc stop you from moving forward. We can work with you on that and might even have some items to loan you for a while.

Here are my credentials . . . My mother's maiden name is Hassell which is the oldest documented name on the island of Saba, N.A. where she was born. Saba was invaded by the famous pirate Capt. Henry Morgan around 1650 and he deported all the inhabitants to Sint Maarten because they were Dutch. Then in 1692 Port Royal sank in an earthquake in Jamaica and some of the pirates there immigrated to the pirate colony on Saba established by Capt. Morgan. At that time record keeping started and Hassell was the first name recorded. My name is Capt. Ronald Hassell LeGore. I am a true and documented descendant of real pirates that were part of Morgan's krewe. I was born in Aruba and thereby hangs a tale !! If you remember the comic strip and movie The Phantom, his hideout and cave was on Saba. Aaaarrrrrr

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Spot on! Always look forward to your crews posts.

Keep up the great work

Excellent photography, where were they taken ..?

Amazing, as always!

Great stuff.

Awesome!!!

Hi Donald

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Wait? What? No hats?😉

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I love this style on men, personally.

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Spot on! Always look forward to your crews posts.

Keep up the great work

Excellent photography, where were they taken ..?

Amazing, as always!

Great stuff.

Awesome!!!

Hi Donald

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Spot on! Always look forward to your crews posts.

Keep up the great work

Excellent photography, where were they taken ..?

Amazing, as always!

Great stuff.

Awesome!!!

Hi Donald

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