Ahoy M'hearties Welcome Aboard Our Webship!

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers website. Our site is continuing to grow. Here you will find information on:  Pirate and Privateer History, Events, Naval Arts & Crafts, Seamanship, Mini-Brigantine Boat Building, Games, Forums and a whole lot more!



The Shady Isle Pirates are an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia.

Our mission is to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable and cultural organizations by experiencing maritime culture and arts from a hands-on re-enactment approach.

In addition, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, dance and traditional music. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies raised are donated to nautical heritage sites, charitable organizations and cultural projects in our community and abroad.



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We are always looking for nautically minded individuals who are interested in "messing-about" in boats, sharing nautical traditions such as music and shanty singing, costuming, learning the art of sword-fighting or participating in festivals and raising money or volunteering for local charity events and nautical heritage organizations.

Interested? http://join.shadyislepirates.com

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Ward's ship from Pepys Manuscript


The Titania was a celebrated tea clipper that is famous for carrying salmon from Steveston and Ladner direct to London. She was once commanded by the beloved Captain James "Dandy" Dunn. Dunn unfortunately met a gruesome end when he walked off the end of the pier in New Westminster, one dark and rainy night in mid-October in 1890. This is her story told in its entirety.



Yarr!!! We be back at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Steveston, British Columbia for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the weekend of Sept. 17th and 18th. Make yer mArrrrk on your calendars. The mini-brig Adventure will be on hand for interaction, as well as 17th & 18th c. historical games for young and old, story telling, an exciting encampment, costumes, a scavenger hunt with treasure to be earned! Try your hand in the firing range! Ring-A-Rat! It goes from 12-4PM each day!

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