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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.
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.
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Dead Men Tell No Tales was held in Port Orchard, WA. The Shady Isle Pirates participated in a battle sail aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain. Almost every stitch of canvass she had was laid on, and it was all hands to battle stations against the Lady Washington and Sea Rogue. Imagine yerself, with wind in the sails, sun on your face, ears ringing from the thunder of cannon fire. Afterwards, we set out on a Geocaching treasure hunt, gathering clues, and sleuthing for the mysterious Sneaky Pete.
History, adventure and fun sailed back into Richmond for Ships to Shore Steveston 2016, presented by RE/MAX. Over 15 unique vessels and plenty of entertainment, food vendors, kids cove, and demonstrations, including RC sailboats. The Shady Isle Pirates in the Adventure and Liberte performed mock mini-brig battles, roved the docks, told stories, performed period dancing and shanty singing on July 1st and 2nd.