Living a Pirate's Life

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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. Currently we are raising money for "East Portland Chapter of Relay For Life". If you would like to join the fight and make a donation you can visit and contribute. We can make a difference one pirate, one crew at a time. 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. For example; No one walked the plank, most pirates did not bury their treasure, and very few pirates had an eye patch, peg leg, hook, and parrot, and yet this is the very image that is conjured up when people hear the word PIRATE. Or they think of Somalia, and WE DO NOT want to be associated with that. We create through entertainment, reenactment and with our several online pirate related businesses. I handcraft authentic pirate hats from the 1700's, and have made over four-thousand pirate hats, each one an original. Having been dubbed the "Ralph Lauren of pirate hats." My wife Rebecca writes an illustrates a series of books called "Little Pirate." Kids love the Little Pirate Character and the little lessons and colorful illustrations that fill the pages. We also create a lifestyle for many pirates, outfitting them with authentic attire and tools of the sweet trade from our online pirate store The Pirate Trading Co. LLC. This lifestyle provides freedom, excitement, comradery and FUN! 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.

Posted by Rebecca MacKay on November 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM 4411 Views

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