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Santa Maria in Ohio

http://www.santamaria.org/index.php

OK so here's the scoop... I have off these two weekend and after talking to Sweet Kate and Cutter Mick, I totally want to hang about on this ship!!

I have a four day weekend the 1st weekend in Oct. and would be up to bring the whole tavern and Sh-tuff... That weekend they also have:

October 4 Dueling at the Dock: The 6th Annual “Dueling at the Dock” Fencing Tournament.

We could really add some color to this event???

Now there is also:

30, 31, Nov 1 The Haunted Ship: Look out for the spiders and rats. Don’t be surprised if we come under attack. Bring your family and friends, Watch out for your skeletal kins And Never Turn your Back!

If lucky, I'm hoping our two wonderful newlyweds might be able to wrangle an accord wit the powers that be??? <_<

Just a suggestion!

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We have to talk to George and Mark....

They do all the organising and stuff so we'll have to find out what kind of events these are, or if they want additional help with it.

Michael said he would look into it this week. :)

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Excellent!!

I have the 3rd 4th 5th and 6th off and need to get out!!

Now I get to go to work......AAARGH! :(:(:blink::lol::lol::huh:

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My main concern regarding the fencing thing at the Santa Maria, is I am unsure whether it is a sport fencing gig, or an SCA fencing tourney, or whatever... And as such, I am a little warry of trying to push for this as it might be perceived as an attempt to steal the spotlight... If it is sports fencing, sports fencing tends to work best in a more conservative atmosphere, if it is SCA.. well SCA and re-enactors have always had an uneasy relationship...

Choosing another time might be more ideal so we can take and keep the spotlight rather than having to share it or tread lightly so as to not steal the thunder of the fencers.

Like Kate said, I will try and contact the people I know that are in tighter with the ship's committee and see what either of them advises and take it from there. I am almost thinking because of the late date, it might be best to await the beginning of the next season so as to maximize our potential attendance and give us more time to really organize a spectacular event... I have a lot of concerns about "red tape" because of the urban downtown setting of the Santa Maria, so having that time to see what red tape we can dance around or avoid would be most helpful as well.

Thanks for starting seperate thread to discuss this on... It will be much to our advantage to keep all the thoughts, ideas, and concerns for this together.

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It would be nice for the crewe to assist in a fund raiser...

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And the ship desperately needs a fundraiser.....it's not in very good shape. I think they brought it here in 1991 and it's spendy to upkeep and admission is about $3ish...

Everyone that works on it is generally volunteer, but they do have some paid employees.

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I definitely cannot be there, but if I can bang out some iron work for a good cause let me know. My arms and grip are finaly back to working order after three years of recuperating. PiP stuff is done but for the finish work on the pike, and Callenish has an order in for something , but maybe I can put something together for this if you need it? I'm not crew I know, but still willing to help if I can.

Bo

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Now that would be a GRAND gift to give to the ship! Well done Bo. :lol::huh::huh: So are ye looking for a crewe?

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I am all for any kind of fundraiser! I would really hate to see such a site go under just because of $ crunch...

Keep us posted, I'm more than up for the trip!!

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Now that would be a GRAND gift to give to the ship!  Well done Bo. :huh:   :huh:   :lol:   So are ye looking for a crewe?

Not at this tyme. I have to get through school first, then maybe I will have more time to commit to my passion again. As long as you folks will put up with me, you can "press" my services as needed though. :huh:

Keep me in the info loop as to what I can do.

Bo

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Well then consider yerself pressed for when time allows...

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Why thankee kindly my good Captain. I consider this among the greatest honors bestowed. Such a fyne and dedicated crew to be sure.

Bo

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count me in.....

i already have a red coat...tall boots....and a white cap......they say i already look like a young Santa....and Billie looks alike a demented elf.....gittin the grey hair in my chin already.....What a great concept....re-encating Santa....whoooo---hoooo!!!!

wait....i am in as Young Santa....right???

Young Santa...the debauchery years..... :lol:

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M.A. d'Dogge, you can come and play Santa if you really want to... But it might be a little out of season for you.

Now, here is the skinny... Mark (head of the Scioto Pirates, which is the local burgeoning pirate re-enactment group) has just suggested a POSSIBLE demo on the Santa Maria for Sept. 20th (in honour of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" which is the day before).

IF this comes together, it will likely be a small demo, similar to what we did in July (see the Santa Maria Demo Thread in the Raids section of the pub).

I will let you all know as soon as I recieve firm word on this happenning or not. But it is looking promising as the ship does not have any other events planned for this day.

This small demo style event has a fair bit of restrictions attached to it (assuming we are stuck with the same rules/guidelines as we were last time).

Black Powder weapons HAVE TO REMAIN on the ship, or be packed up to be transported to or from the ship. The ship is on teh river in the heart of an urban downtown area, so flintlock pressence is something that must be done with great care.

The ship has little to now display space, so bringing a chest or table to work on or place any display items is crucial, otherwise you will likely get stuck laying you items out on the deck.

We could feasibly do some limited fencing sword work display or practice, but being shipboard, would make this tricky... Although if we remove our black powder weapons, we might be able to do some of this on the grass near the ship. I'd have to run this by Mark to see what he thinks.

Anyways, the pirate demos would most likely be worked into and in between the ships normal tour, which focusses on the history of the ship and Christopher Columbus' travels, but this is again subject to change. If anyone has ideas or thoughts that might work, or if you have any idea if you might be able to make it down to Columbus for this, please let me know. I imagine during the lulls in this demo, and perhaps after the demo, we could discuss the possibility of a more festival/invasion style event for next spring or summer (as a fundraiser as mentioned above in a previous post).

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Sorry no Rats... Gotta work that weekend <_<

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Sorry no Rats... Gotta work that weekend <_<

Don't be discouraged Rats... While you will be sorely missed, this small demo will likely be a small demo, and a planning session for a bigger event next spring or summer... And that is the one you will want to not miss! :lol:

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that's only a 3 hours drive from us ....mmmmm perhaps the ol' santa could make an appearance too :unsure::unsure::ph34r:

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Hmmm we'll have to press some more demented elves, we only got but one...

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Gosh, that's my first wedding aniversary. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's unlikely - but not impossible!

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Gosh, that's my first wedding aniversary. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's unlikely - but not impossible!

Dude,

As great as it would be to see you again and have you here for this event... I do not want to be even indriectly responsible for your divorce. Stay at home and spoil the missus... :unsure:

Or if she likes to play pirate as well, drag her along and call it a weekend getaway. :unsure:

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Gosh, that's my first wedding aniversary. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's unlikely - but not impossible!

Dude,

As great as it would be to see you again and have you here for this event... I do not want to be even indriectly responsible for your divorce. Stay at home and spoil the missus... :unsure:

Or if she likes to play pirate as well, drag her along and call it a weekend getaway. :ph34r:

spoken like a tru newleywed...who knows the new wife is looking over his shoulder reading this post......

:unsure:

ive been married longer so i'll speak fer ya.....

damn it man...we need more elves!!!!!

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Gosh, that's my first wedding aniversary. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's unlikely - but not impossible!

Just bring the wife with you... that way she gets dinner and a show

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http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/weeke...O1.html?sid=101

On Saturday, the replica of the Santa Maria docked Downtown will play host to a fencing tournament, Pirates of the Caribbean-style.

That's the first paragraph in today's Columbus Dispatch, LIfe's section and it goes on to say that...

Duel at the Docks is expected to draw about 30 competitors for the sixth annual event, the nation's only fencing tournament on a ship.

use the above link to read the rest of the story.

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