Bright

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About Bright

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    Plunderer
  • Birthday October 31

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    South Carolina
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    He has been seen most recently in the company of the Charles Town Few and rumored to be their Quarter master
  1. The Pub...past, present and future.

    There needs to be a way to let crews know the ship hasn't gone down and bring old and new on board again ?
  2. Where have all the pirates gone?

    Aye think most jumped ship when word of it's closing much like krispy kreme no longer supporting international talk like a pirate day seems there be life on he old haunted ship sill swims as do aye ;-}
  3. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/folklore-and-the-sea-the-american-maritime-library-vol-6_horace-beck/378895/?mkwid=sckPaGqkw|dc&pcrid=70112871912&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&gclid=CPX7k5KGvNMCFUc2gQodnvkCAw#isbn=0785811192&idiq=6123949 Fisherman, sailors, merchantmen, navies, shipwrights, pirates and smugglers - all earned their livlihood from the seas and the shores surrounding them, some honestly, some with cruel and cunning. Here are the stories, the tales, and legends which form the lore and fables of these men and women. The rugged fishermen of Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritime Provinces; the privateers and merchantmen of Maine, Massachusetts and the Chesapeake; the mariners of the British West Indies; the seafarers of the harsh and stormy coasts of Ireland and Scotland - all helped shape myriad legends and tales of the deep. Herein you will discover beliefs and superstitions about boatbuilding, weather, creatures of the deep, and the ghosts and demons that have, in all ages, risen from the sea to terrify and enchant men. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA unravels the sources of these folktales, plumbs their meanings, and helps preserve the customs, beliefs and traditions of hundreds of years of seafaring.
  4. The Charles Towne Few

    Please join The Charles Towne Few at the old Exchange and dungeon on January 21st for our change of command ceremony. Time will be announced soon. Drop in and meet the crew and new officers for 2017. 122 East Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401 Sandy bottoms and the This Pub lasts call ;-{
  5. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Don't sink your ship she says But it's been too long since we've seen the warm shore her heart said Her emotions like a squall rocked the boat that was her heart Her dreams, a mirage that disguised the reefs in all her hearts misguided misdirection, All in an attempt to garnish some sort of anchor or grounding affection Don't sink your ship she says She ties herself to the helm and she plants her feet Her tears lost in the sheets of rain Tears lost to the pain She had no choice but to pull back from the beckoning shoals No choice but to wait out the storm Don't sink your ship her remembered voice whispered as she sagged by the mizzen mast. Don't sink your ship Tomorrow could be your last.
  6. Pirates and Privateers

    https://youtu.be/LNWdRGAAjfM Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell’s Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, the American Navy consisted of only 17 ships – eight frigates, two brigs, and seven assorted smaller vessels including a few schooners which saw service in the Barbary Wars. When a nation went to war, owners of private vessels were granted special permissions, called “letters of marque,” to prey upon the enemy’s shipping; thus, “privateers.” While rarely engaging enemy warships, their impact was felt by English merchants who insisted on warship escorts for their vessels. To perform this duty, warships were drawn away from engaging the scant American Navy and blockading our coast, and thus did the privateers, motivated by profit, assist in our national defense. Among the Baltimore privateers was the sharp-built tops’l schooner, LYNX. Privateers were so effective at running the British blockade and harassing the British merchant fleet that the ship yards, which built them, became primary targets for British revenge. The most notorious of these were at Fell’s Point. But in order to get to them, the British force had to sail beyond Ft. McHenry, which protected the entrance to Baltimore’s inner harbor and Fell’s Point. For 25 hours on 13 and 14 September 1814, the British bombarded the fort with over 1500 iron shot and mortar shells,but were unable to achieve their goal. It was here, on the morning of 14 September that Francis Scott Key, a lawyer from Georgetown, DC, was moved to write the “Star Spangled Banner” which, 131 years later, became our National Anthem. Although captured early in the war, the original LYNX with her rakish profile and superior sailing abilities, served as an inspiration to those ships that would follow.
  7. The Charles Towne Few

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/215862656994/ So the Charles Towne Few has dropped its web page and moved to Facebook and Captain Edward Lowe a.k.a. Jake Jacobs has been re elected to serve as the helm contact wjacobs1@comporium.net, 803-503-1063 check Facebook to see our current activities or next meeting location.
  8. http://www.keysnet.com/2015/06/30/503330_cops-responding-to-shots-fired.html?rh=1 Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to “shots fired” reports on the old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon Monday night found a man in full pirate costume packing operational black-powder pistols in holsters on each hip. Jamie Spiering, 58, was also allegedly armed with a sword and two knives. Spiering, who said he is an entertainer, told deputies he was on the bridge with friends for sunset. He said there were no projectiles in the pistols, and that he had fired them toward the water. But witnesses told a different story, said Deputy Becky Herrin, the Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. They said Spiering fired one shot in the direction of cars traveling on the functioning Seven Mile Bridge, which runs parallel to the old bridge, now only used by pedestrians. Spiering was arrested and booked into county jail on a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace. He was released on $328 bail later that night. By KEYSINFONET Keynoter PublishingJune 30, 2015
  9. You in yar garb.

  10. You in yar garb.

  11. Date: September 16, 2014 Contact: Mike Litterst, 410-962-4290 ext. 886 Media Statement: Cannon Breech Failure at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on September 16 BALTIMORE –During the firing of a reproduction historic cannon at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on September 16, 2014, the breech of the gun failed, according to the National Park Service. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 16, the park's living history gun crew used black powder to fire a salute to a passing ship as part of the weeklong series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. The firing of black powder in the reproduction cannon caused the breech to dislodge. The breech is the mass of metal at the rear end of the cannon. There were no spectator injuries;one of the members of the cannon crew suffered minor flash burns on one hand.The cause of the accident is under investigation. The NPS has suspended the black powder historic weapons firing program at Fort McHenry. The immediate area around the Water Battery remains closed but the rest of the park remains open. The cannon crew was saluting the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and The Pride of Baltimore II. About Fort McHenry National Monument &Historic Shrine During the Battle of Baltimore, September 13–14, 1814, the valiant defense of the star-shaped Fort McHenry against the might of the British navy inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." The 15 broad stripes and 15 bright stars still fly over the fort 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most famous as the birthplace of our National Anthem, the fort was used continuously in a variety of ways through World War II. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FtMcHenryNPS and on Twitter, @FtMcHenryNPS.
  12. "Pirates", Emerson, Lake & Palmer song

    Flogging Molly Float http://youtu.be/5-IrkGfcNAU Drank away the rest of the day Wonder what my liver would say Drink, that's all you can Blackened days with their bigger gales Blow in your parlor to discuss the day Listen, that's all you can Ah, but don't, no don't sink the boat That you built, you built to keep afloat Ah no, don't, no don't sink the boat That you built Sick and tired of what to say No one listens, anyway Sing, that's all you can Rambling years of lousy luck You miss the smell of burning turf Dream, that's all you can Ah, but don't, no don't sink the boat That you built, you built to keep afloat Ah no, don't, no don't sink the boat That you built, that you built to keep afloat Singled out for who you are It takes all types to judge a man Feel, that's all you can Filthy suits with bigot ears Hide behind their own worst fears Live, that's all you can It's all you can It's all you can do No matter where I put my head I wake up feeling sound again Dream, it's all you can Tomorrow smells of less decay The flowers quick just bloom and fray Be thankful, that's all you can Ah, but don't, don't sink the boat That you built, you built to keep afloat Ah no, don't, no don't sink the boat That you built, you built to keep afloat Ah no, don't, oh no, don't sink the boat Oh, that you built, that you built to keep afloat A ripe old age, a ripe old age I'm a ripe old age, that's what I am I'm ripe old age, a ripe old age A ripe old age, just do it the best I can, hey A ripe old age, a ripe old age A ripe old age, that's what I am A ripe old age, a ripe old age A ripe old age, just do it the best I can, hey The best I can
  13. Cannon Mishap - Tragic

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58069425-78/cannon-parade-orem-twitter.html.csp
  14. Not the best idea ever thought up...

    Best practices On this Friday the 13th aye like to commend Ivan on his attention to firearms safety. There is probably no more sensitive issue in the United State. Those who don’t see his concern may not know of the fundamental four rules established by Jeff Cooper that gives rise to his concern. Rule one all guns are always loaded. “Anyone taking light of that rule has established they are a fool .” Jeff Cooper Rule two never cover the mule with anything you are not willing to destroy. Rule three keep your finger off the trigger till you’re ready to fire.Rule four always be sure of your taget and whats beond it. I am one of the guilty parties, as I go heavily armed in public in my kit and do frequently pose with said weapons in pointing and or presetting, and or draw a blade and hold in treating position. The problem is that one does not know from a photo weather of not as Ivan put it if it is a fully functional weapon nor the sharpness of said edged weapons. This doesn’t matter if you adhere to the safety rules as unless you have the weapon in hand and have personally inspected it, it’s real and loaded. I would submit to you if you pulled and pointed an unloaded toy gun at a cop on the street that you may pay with your life as the take these rules very seriously. As anyone involved with arms of any kind should be. It never fails to amuse me when attending some venues that they will tie a ribbon on my blades but not allow my black powder weapon as it’s real even when I have not shot or powder. Those who throw axe’s know that an edge weapon need not have a sharpen edged to be deadly as even the single shot unloaded pistol of the day were also intended to be used to crack skulls. Different venues and events and participants will each have view and opinions as what is proper for their setting. I have some teachers that will not allow even photos of my kit with weapons in their class’s and other schools that will ask us to bring and do demonstrations. Their views and opinions are night and day different and will never meet a happy middle ground. But on this Friday the 13th let’s all take that moment in time to examine what we do to insure that we are exercising the best possible safety standards that are applicable to our venue events or circumstances as many accidents can be prevented. Thank you Moose for your focus on these issues, which must be reexamined with other view and prospective that may differ from our own .
  15. Hand hooks?

    I can not tell you the history on hand hooks but, in 2010 I had the misfortune to tear some tendon's in me right arm. After the surgery to reattach them they placed me in a brace to keep me from rotating me hand till the tendons had time to heal. As we were working with the Schiele Museum in Gastonia North Carolina Pirates exhibit I wore the hook as a cover up to the arm brace. As the public visited many asked and looked for a pirate with a hook. One lady went on a tangent about how everything that the group was up to was all fake and she singled out me and my hook, my Captain pulled her aside and told her that I was a injured vet and had removed my modern prosthesis hook and replaced it with the iron one for the exhibit and if she didn't believe him to feel my brace under my sleeve. Which she emedatly did. Her face turned ashen and she became very apologetic. I don't know if it guilted her into buying tickets to the buccaneers ball but I spied her again that evening at the ball. I can say that using it all weekend in setting up camp and that even at the ball with glass setting snugly in the hook and my plate of food balanced on top of the glass that the hook was quite practical and very useful even without the modern ability to open or grip . As me grandfather was a starfish me hand has grown back and I no longer need to were a hook ;-}