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


Shady Isle Pirates at the 2014 
11th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival

The Shady Isle Pirates and their mini-brigs Liberte and Adventure were on hand for the 2014 Richmond Maritime Festival at Britannia Heritage Shipyard.The Shady Isle Pirates performed mock mini brig battles, sang shanties along the docks, engaged in sword play and other pirate antics. 

Thousands of seafarers and landlubbers alike celebrated Steveston’s waterfront heritage at the 11th annual Richmond Maritime Festival, August 8 to 10, 2014, at the spectacular Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site.

A huge thank-you to the sponsors, other ship crews, dock staff, volunteers and organizers who made the festival a great success! Huzzah!





Once again, for the third year in a row, the Shady Isle Pirates made an appearance at the 69th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival Parade.

The Steveston Salmon Festival Parade attracts visitors from around the lower mainland and further across the Pacific Northwest. The Parade is a mainstay of the Steveston Salmon Festival. The Shady Isle Pirates placed 1st for Best Community Group for the second time in the past three years! This year the grande award was renamed the Ted Lorenz Award, in memory prominant and much loved Steveston community pioneer. It was a very big honour to be the first community group to receive the award, and become a part of Steveston history.

Thanks to the volunteers, and all the participants who made this year's parade such a success! It was tough in the heat for everyone - and thank you thank you parade organizers for having water and food ready at the end for all the groups!


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