Sunday, October 27, 2013

More Pyrate Pictures

Saturday brought pirate crews, musicians, craftspeople, ships, blazing cannons, and mugs of rum to Ocracoke's waterfront as the Meka II under the command of Captain Sinbad, and the Ada Mae under command of Captain Ben Bunn engaged defenders on shore in a mock battle in Silver Lake.

In the afternoon Lt. Robert Maynard won the victory when Blackbeard lost his head.

I hope you enjoy these pictures.

The "Motley Tones" entertain onlookers

Pyrates in a rowboat accompany the Meka II

Shoreside cannons return fire
The pyrate crew of the Meka II attacks

The Ada Mae sails into the harbor

A Pyrate encampment adds authenticity

Cannons Blazing

Ready to Board
Victory for Lt. Maynard

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  1. Anonymous11:01 AM

    The big bang theory. Are special permits required to discharge cannons in the harbor? also, these ships are where-- the remainder of the year?

    1. I'm not sure about special permits...however, the US Coast Guard was present during the battles (sometimes it was difficult to get a photo without the Coast Guard vessel in the frame). The Meka II is from Beaufort, NC., the Ada Mae's home port is New Bern, NC.

  2. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Thanks Phillip! Wish I had a cannon! SueM

  3. Thank you for posting the great photos. Looks like everyone had a good time.