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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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Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 9:46 am

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Brilliant!

Looks like you all chickened out...

Excellent ....!

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Saturday January 13th, 2018 - 12:33 pm

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Saturday January 13th, 2018 - 11:57 am

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Saturday January 13th, 2018 - 11:26 am

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Brilliant!

Looks like you all chickened out...

Excellent ....!

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Saturday December 16th, 2017 - 9:34 am

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You guys look amazing

Nice pictures. Wish I went along...

This rules dude! Miss ya!

Lovely flag...and correct

These are GREAT

That was a great day

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Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 - 8:44 am

It was on this day 299 years ago that Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch encountered two sloops led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard in Ocracoke Inlet. A battle ensued, and Maynard and his men boarded the Adventure, where Blackbeard met his end at the point of a sword, and was beheaded. His head was strung up from Maynard's bowsprit, and his body was dumped overboard. ... See MoreSee Less

It was on this day 299 years ago that Edward Blackbeard Thatch encountered two sloops led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard in Ocracoke Inlet. A battle ensued, and Maynard and his men boarded the Adventure, where Blackbeard met his end at the point of a sword, and was beheaded. His head was strung up from Maynards bowsprit, and his body was dumped overboard.
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Saturday November 11th, 2017 - 6:14 pm

Maps and illustrations of the Carolina Colony, with particular attention paid to Charles Town, from before and up through the Golden Age of Piracy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Charleston harbor would be a marvelous place to do a "pirate visitation" with the right boats(s) and the right lads and lasses....

I got a friend who's held a few early 18th century events around there. His name's Ben Schaeffer. I'm sure he'd love to have y'all at an event if he ever gets around to throwing one again.

Victor Suthren it would be great if you could make it.

Adam Cripps it will be great

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Wednesday October 25th, 2017 - 12:06 pm

A map of the island of New Providence, illustrated some time during the first half of the 18th century. ... See MoreSee Less

A map of the island of New Providence, illustrated some time during the first half of the 18th century.

 

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Very good information

Always wondered what it looked like. !

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Sunday October 22nd, 2017 - 1:52 pm

Your hands are rough and blistered, from hauling lines during a gale, from pulling yourself up the side of a prize ship, from hacking your way through the underbrush to set up camp while you careen your vessel. After a days work is done, you pause, and reflect on the choices that got you to where you are. Sitting around a fire, a goat roasting over a spit, surrounded by shipmates that would die for you, that have killed for you. The spirits are flowing, songs are being sung, games are being played. This life may not last, the path you're on may lead to death at sea or by the hangmans noose, but it's your path, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

The piratical sloop Scavenger is looking for able hands to sign aboard for a share in the wealth and adventures of our next cruise. We will be careening our vessel on the deserted coast of Spanish Florida, before sailing around the keys and up the Atlantic coast, to fish the wrecks at Palmar de Ayes. From there, we will sail north for the Summer, to the waters off North Carolina, and Virginia. Following that, we will cruise the mouth of the Chesapeake, ambushing merchant vessels as they pass in and out of the bay. From there, we make port first in Bath Town, then Charles Town, before heading South again to winter in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

We are a living history pirate crew dedicated to as accurate a representation of the sea rovers of the golden age of piracy as possible. We use archaeological evidence, illustrations, paintings, and texts, created during the period to inform our impressions. Particular attention is paid to the 1710's, when possible. We do have a strict set of authenticity guidelines for our members, so that we make sure to do the men and women of this era and occupation justice, but this isn't as daunting as it seems. To make it easier for new crew, we have put together a list of vendors that sell accurate clothing for our time period, to give everyone a jumping off point.

If you love the age of sail, digging through 300 year old documents for evidence for an impression, if you like period camping, boating, overturning peoples misconceptions about history, educating, or just like drinking on a beach in authentic garb and talking about history, get in touch with us.

If you would like to discuss the articles, or the upcoming cruise, you can get in touch with us through our page.
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Fine shipmates. The "Golden Witch" awaits you, to sign Articles and stand out for adventure....

Nick Lawrence

Sunday October 22nd, 2017 - 11:25 am

If you're interested in the late 17th and early 18th century beyond just that involving the piratical, I strongly suggest you join this page. Lots of great information!

- Captain Jack D. Stifler
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Friday October 20th, 2017 - 8:53 pm

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Oh my god... it means Jack Sparrows hanger was actually designed accurately... my world is upside down.

Benjamin Church's rangers were a hardcore bunch. If that hangar could talk...

Awesome

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Sunday October 15th, 2017 - 12:24 pm

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You guys look amazing

Nice pictures. Wish I went along...

This rules dude! Miss ya!

Lovely flag...and correct

These are GREAT

That was a great day

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Sunday October 15th, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Saturday October 7th, 2017 - 11:41 am

A condom company celebrating 100 years in business has on the walls of a long hallway the history of the condom. In the 18th Century:
1.) condoms were used to prevent disease, not pregnancy
2.) Linen & silk fabric was used to make condoms in addition to animal intestines.
This is a display of reproduction linen and silk condoms that are taken from documented period condoms circa 1700's. Bottom line is that those really serious about history need to get working to hand sew condoms. Along with that, is an extant intestine condom.

Make your own 18th century condom of white silk Persian www.wmboothdraper.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52&products_id=353 or 2.8 oz. linen www.wmboothdraper.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=379
Sew it with fine white silk thread: www.wmboothdraper.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25&products_id=1024
Hold it on with 1/2" blue silk ribbon" www.wmboothdraper.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=24&products_id=418
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Monday September 18th, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Open sided latchet shoes, circa 1687. A close up of an image from the London Cries series. ... See MoreSee Less

Open sided latchet shoes, circa 1687. A close up of an image from the London Cries series.
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