We are pirate reenactors, living historians who educate people about the Golden Age of Piracy by living a pirate lifestyle and representing that both at pirate gatherings in exotic locations around the world, as well as to the public in general.
We GIVE rather than take, we ENLIGHTEN & educate rather than deceive, and we CREATE rather than destroy!
We know that not all treasure is Silver and Gold and we to do our part to help those both in and outside of our pirate community. As Pirates we give in many ways. We participate in numerous charity events throughout the year.
We enlighten and educate the public and give them a historical representation of Golden Age Pirates. We do this at piratical events, festivals and fairs, book readings, community gatherings, and special events. In addition, we introduce them to the tools of the sweet trade: knives, swords, axes, flintlocks, and cannons. We show them the authentic attire of the time and answer their questions about pirates and history. A great deal of education is done simply, by separating fact from fiction.
We create through entertainment, reenactment and with our several online pirate related businesses.
We live a pirate’s life, not because we are real pirates, but because we are Pirate reenactors, historians and entertainers who Give, Enlighten, and Create – living a Pirate lifestyle.
We have temporarily closed our online web stores (Captain Jack's Pirate Hats & The Pirate Trading Co.) as we have changed corse and embarked on a new adventure. The MacKay Pirate Family has joined the Evermore Crew in designing a 40 acre theatrical theme park in Pleasant Grove, UT. To learn more click here: Evermore.
A notorious pirate, even amongst the most prominent pirates in the community, Jeff MacKay truly lives the life of a Pirate in modern times. He is a dashing swashbuckler, his charming personality and dapper smile gives all who meet him a feeling of comfort and familiarity. It’s not until you get to looking about his person, that you notice he is never without an array of weapons: his Ranger ax and long Knife, cutlass, and two flintlock pistols, you soon realize this is not for show. Jeff lives a pirate’s life.
In 2009 the pirate community elected Jeff as one of the Devil’s Dozen Pirates and he was inducted into the Order of Leviathan. A benevolent organization within the Pirate Community, where he now serves as the Grand Leviathan. It is Jeff’s great honor to hold such a prestigious title amongst his own and it is his great hope that he and his brethren do works of good for the pirate community, as well as the world at large.
Jeff enjoys the life of a freebooter often appearing at Pirate Festivals performing along side black powder crews such as B.O.O.M. and PDXYar, adding his pistols and blunderbuss to the cacophony of fire & smoke. When not in the firing line, Jeff can be found with his mates enjoying the festivities, throwing an ax or sharpening his weapons.
Jeff’s dedication to this alternative lifestyle does not end when he leaves a festival. Jeff is also a talented artist and Master Hatter. He brings the arts of the Golden Age to the present for all to enjoy, giving them the means to have the most period correct head ware, weapons and accessories.
He is the owner of Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats and The Pirate Trading Co. His craft well respected and his work highly sought after. He has been called the “Ralph Lauren of Pirate Haberdashery.”
In 2009 Jeff finished his first Screenplay “The Buccaneer”, which he has been marketing like a true pirate. He has been nurturing the project and building a grass roots fan base through social media.
It is through entertainment and education that Jeff captivates those who have a heart for freedom, and through his trade that he gives them the tools needed to transform themselves into pirates of yesterday, allowing them to live of A Pirate’s Life.
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One of the most alluring pirates to cross your path at a Pirate Festival is Rebecca MacKay. She will entice you with her green eyes and big smile, but don’t let her charm fool you. She is a true Pirate and lives A Pirate’s Life.
Rebecca is a force in the pirate community: from pirate reenactment and living history to charities and book readings, to being an entrepreneur & entertainer. She can be found leaving her mark on every facet of the pirate subculture.
Rebecca was also a 2012 nominee to the Order, and hopes to be elected this year and stand proud with her fellow mates in the Order of The Leviathan!
Rebecca travels to exotic locations around the world to educate patrons on the life of piracy and to entertain. She participates in sword fights, ax throwing, black powder shows and cannon battles.
A splash of salt water and this pirate loses her sea legs for a mermaids tail. Adorned with shells and a stunning tail Rebecca can be found swimming & splashing with her Pod, The Rouge Mermaids. She captivates pirates and fairgoers alike as she transforms fantasy into reality for all to enjoy. Rebecca is the co-founder of The Rogue Mermaids and The Northwest Mermaid Pod.
Rebecca’s true passion is the little pirates. Being a loving mom, Rebecca knows where true treasure lies: in the hearts and imaginations of the pirate youth. She has combined her passion for pirates and adventure, with her love for children and writing. She has been writing and illustrating a series of imaginative children’s books about the Little Pirate since 2006. Her own little Pirate, Wilde James MacKay, is the inspiration and force behind Rebecca’s creative writing, this is apparent in the charming character, Little Pirate, as he very much resembles the little redhead Rebecca calls her own. Rebecca loves to delight the young ones at book readings at pirate festivals, schools and libraries.
In addition, Rebecca also has her own column in Mutiny Magazine called “Mermaids in the Wild” where she travels and interviews the beautiful sirens of today.
When not attending festivals Rebecca can be found sewing authentic period clothing, pirate flags, painting rugged handcrafted pirate furniture, sewing trims on custom pirate hats or swim tails and assisting her captain, Jeff MacKay, with their many piratical businesses: Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats, The Pirate Trading Co., Little Pirate Books & The Rogue Mermaids.
You can find Rebecca on:
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=125941089&trk=tab_pro Yelp: http://RebeccaMacKay.yelp.com/
Wilde's fiery red hair, freckles and electric personality keeps the crowds roaring with laughter as he takes pirate festivals around the world by storm. He can be found threatening much bigger, much scarier, and much smellier pirates. He stands strong against the most notorious pirates killing them with his wit & charm.
His fun loving, good nature gives him quarter on most ships and you can find Wilde bouncing from Scurvy Dog to Rogue at any festival. The pirate community is proud to have raised up such a fine & wild Rogue.
Wild's days are filled with fun and adventure: sword fighting, treasure hunting, playing & laughing with the care free delight of being a little pirate truly living A Pirate’s Life.