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Friday, November 12, 2010

Pirate Festival- Arrrrgh! and a Schooner Too!


I saw this upcoming 3rd Annual St. Arrrgustine Pirate Festival coming up this weekend and smiled. Looks like a bunch of fun.

I guess it's a self named group of re-enactors, living historians and casual pirates who gather each year for a weekend in St. Augustine, Florida. All kinds of activities- from weapons demonstrations and a thieves' market, to stories, shanties and I'm guess some pretty crazy parties as well.

Here is the website in case you're in the area.

But what interests me even more, is finding out about the privateer wooden sailing ship the Lynx. This schooner was recently built to create a living history museum and modeled on the original historic tall ship the Lynx from the War of 1812. I see it will be in Florida until February and hope to get down there to see it in person. Sailing on a tall ship has been on my bucket list for a long time. While this isn't exactly the same, it might be as close as I can get.