Dutchman

Hampton Blackbeard Festival

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hey mates,

the Blackbeard Festival is two weeks away. Its going to be hot and busy. I have the responsibilities of the long boat Explorer for the weekend and coordinating living history on Sunday. If anyone is interested in crewing on the Explorer over the weekend or putting together a living history program on Sunday please let me know. Also, not publicized, but went over well last year was the Sunday morning dock walk. Hopefully we will be doing it again this year. We will set an agreeable morning hour and walk the rocks and piers pulling trash out of the water from the weekend. Last year we pulled five bags the DAY AFTER the clean the bay day!

COUSIN ROBBIE is still missing and i'm tired of tripping over his stuff so I'm selling it off. As well, the Foundation has collected a few nice items that will be for sale during the day at the "thieves table" located at the Foundations tent. If anyone has any extra or not used anymore gear, or maritime decorations they would like to donate to the cause, bring it on by. All proceeds go to the Foundation.

As a special treat, COUSIN ROBBIE'S sea chest is going to be raffled off Sunday evening. This is one of Bo's boxes and he sent it full o goodies! (THANKS BO, you're awesome!) Here is the catch. Being cousin robbie's chest, he collected a lot of odd pieces in his wanderings and i'm not sorting it out. there are some hand made items, some project pieces, pieces for future projects and some unidentifiable cousin robbie trinkets. the box is locked and no one knows whats in it. Tickets will be available at the CSF tent over the weekend. $5 a chance, buy as many as you like, may send you home with a box of goodies.

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Right then, this could be a rather terrifying investment

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AHoy Dutch, Capt Sterling, we'll be seeing ye at Blackbeard in 2 weeks! Scuttlebutt is that the Festival is much expanded for this year.

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Looking forward to seeing ye! And we actually get the splendid opportunity to hear ye play!

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we'll be there as well and bringing my daughter Hannah with us......... NOT SUTLERING!!!

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i can speak for my self, my beaux, and bos'n cross, we shall be in attendance. sign me up for the explorer dutch, and tell grace i'll leave my knives at home. sorry i couldn't make it to the beer pull by the by.

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Ahem...yer already signed up ....sniggering...

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hmmm...its 5 mins away from me...idk if ill make it...lol

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i do wonder if ill go...o wait i was called out by master walker it seems........who has forgotten who he belongs to ........i think he needs reminding captain!

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Aye dutch do you need a tiller-man?

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i do wonder if ill go...o wait i was called out by master walker it seems........who has forgotten who he belongs to ........i think he needs reminding captain!

Hmmm hope ye have not forgotten whom he belongs to as well.....

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my good captain, i may be a pressed man, and as such at the whims of those above my station, but i belong solely to myself. i shall follow all orders to my utmost, but i shall not be owned! i survived neither the attentions of the church, nor my africanni family, nor the rathful sea, by allowing others to hold my will in bond.

/roleplay

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ok, lets swing the ship back on course.....

thanks for the offers for help mates, greatly appreciated. Let me know where you would like to fill in.

The first move will be Friday morning at 0800ish. We're launching, then need to get the boat out of the marinas way and over to the docks.

Friday afternoon, be at the boat and ready to go at 1245 and 1645.

Saturday, 1045

Sunday, 1215, 1415

I'm hoping to have the rig up and be under sail for some of these. We will be doing some sailing lessons if this happens. We can also do some coxwain drills since there is interest.

Here is a link to the HMS Richmond's site where you can freshen up on the rowing commands. http://www.hmsrichmond.org/oarcmd.htm

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my good captain, i may be a pressed man, and as such at the whims of those above my station, but i belong solely to myself. i shall follow all orders to my utmost, but i shall not be owned! i survived neither the attentions of the church, nor my africanni family, nor the rathful sea, by allowing others to hold my will in bond.

/roleplay

Oh I like this, and Dutch, I promise back on track...Matty make sure we sit and discuss this at Blackbeard... right then back to the business at hand.

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I will be arriving sometime on Thursday but can not commit to rowing until the encampment has been set up. I will be willing to sweep when needed or commanded.

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i shall be on hand for any help needed Dutchie. I will probably find myself present for any and all events envolving the boat, as well as helping in re-rigging, i have a few rigging supplies/ tools to be used..lol

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I'll be arriving sometime on thurday, probably mid to late afternoon. After I setup my tent and if the Vigilant doesn't have pressing need of me, I'll join you in going to get the boat and bring it to the docks. never rowed it or in a crew before so I'll give it a learn.

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Sailing lessons...*sigh*... Ya'll are killing me here!!! :D

More items inbound before next week dutch, don't toss the keys to the chest just yet... :D

Bo

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hey gang,

lots of offers for help! thats great, thanks. Bo, please don't go out of your way, but thank you again!

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http://www.fox43tv.com/dpp/hr_show/Celebrating-Hamptons-400-with-pirates-20100701-cta

We made it onto the local morning show to promote the festival. look closely, you may see some pubsters creations!

Sam Bellamys coat ala sterling.

syrens canvas, well part of it!

CSF and Luna via lots of supporters from the pub.

Now if Ham were $5.00 a pound we could sell Pern and be floating in no time! He is such the camera wench!

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Dutch you have made our day! Thank you so much!

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Great Clip, Dutch...

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ok ok...cap'n pern was hammin it up a bit.but...woohoo look at dutchie in his shiny red coat...watch out cross,dutch is gunning for your fashion spot...joking aside though it looked great.

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