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The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

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Trying to narrow down over 1400 pics to post on Picasa. Should have some up in the next day or two. Best event yet. They keep getting bigger and better. Thanks to everybody who made it happen.

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Looking forward to seeing all the rest of the pictures D.B. !!!

I had a great time hanging out with the above group for the weekend. It was good seeing old friends again and meeting new ones who share similar interests. I want to thank Searle's Buccaneers for, once again, putting together a great event. Thanks to Jeff, William, Doug, Willie, Conrad and all the others for providing a great place to camp and play, and also providing all the good food, and plenty of powder that we got to burn during the battles. This is probably one of the best events that I get to attend and I will definitely be back again for more.

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A heart felt thank you for all who attended this years Sack of St. Augustine! The event was a great success! Without all of you that attended there would be no event. So Searle's Buccaneers officers and men would like to invite you all back again next year. For those that missed it, start making plans now to attend the event in 2013. More information to follow.

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The Wench and I will be there Mate !!!!!!! We had a "Joyus Time"!!!!!!!!!!! HUZZAH !!!!!!!!!!

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Searles crew - It was indeed great to see you guys again this year, you do a lot of hard work and put on a great event.

Brass

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Awesome pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

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Thanks to Jeff, William, Doug, Conrad, Melissa and all the outstanding crew behind Searles Raid, and the lovely wenches in the kitchen, especially the ones with mustaches...

We REALLY enjoyed this event and look forward to seeing you all again real soon!

Shay of the Keys and mP

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Wonderful pics! I wish I had one of my husband's puzzled face when he saw the one of the sign for the fountain. Priceless!

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I hope she shaves this time.

I thought you would be all over this one, but I don't see pics from that day yet. You have a real eye grabber in there somewhere. LOL

mP

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St. Augustine in two months.......countin the days..........

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I think there was a 2013 date set on the Searles Buccaneers website the last time I looked.

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this years sack on st Augustine is march 1-3 the web site is somewhat updated www.searlesbucs.com ill try to post more soon , im headed to key west in an hour

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In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town...

We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate.

WARNING ORDER
The 15th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 28th - March 3rd 2013, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 28th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 2nd at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade.

After the parade we will be eating dinner downtown next to the Spanish bakery.

A hearty HUZZAH! goes out to Gene Adelsperger ,owner of the bakery, for letting us use his courtyard area and facilities! Remember to bring your feast gear as food will be provided!

PLEASE NOTE:

· This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities

.No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period.

· English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660.

· Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome!


· If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees!

· The Fountain of Youth Park has just completed a new addition to the park; a restroom and shower facility!

There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food. I will post a meal schedule in the coming weeks.


For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com

Please come join us!

Jeff Johnson

-Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668)

--Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK]

--Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644)

-Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586)

904-534-6168

E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com

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New information update!

We have a few changes that we would like to post here for those of you making the trip.

The start time for the battle Saturday afternoon has been changed to 4:30 pm. The previous start time was 5:00pm.

We are looking forward to the Fountain of Youth Archeological park hosting our camp once again this year. For those that have camped with us before, we will not be in our usual spot . Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict we will be camping out across the field closer to the water. The gate that we usually use will be closed and locked.

We will be closer to the artillery area. The park has also just finished construction on a multi level watchtower. This is also right on the water.

For those arriving by car parking is also different this year. Please use the old park entrance located at the end of Magnolia St. As you come through the gate you will see a grassy area on your left. That is the new parking area. There will be signs to direct you back to the camping area. Please remember to stay on the visible path/road when getting back to the camp site. Once you have arrived please see Jeff Johnson (Camp Master and logistics officer) so he can point you to your camping area. We appreciate your understanding in these last minute changes.

Edited by Sgt Johnson

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Hello Mates.....Just wanted to say that this years raid was greatest...a big Huzzah to Jeff, William, Wille, Doug, and anyone else that was involved (English and Spanish)...This event set in the oldest city in the US, at the place that it really happened, and all the extrodnarily fine people that organized and participated in this event lends itself in my opinion to be awarded the Gold Seal of all pirate events. Even Robert Searle himself was there! It was my pleasure to serve under you Sir's at this event.

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Pictures?

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Iron Jon - Great photos!

Jas. Hook

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In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town...

We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate.

WARNING ORDER

The 16th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 27th - March 2nd 2014, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 27th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 1st at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade.

PLEASE NOTE:

· This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities

.No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period.

· English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660.

· Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome!

· If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees!

·

There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food.

For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com

Please come join us!

Jeff Johnson

-Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668)

--Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK]

--Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644)

-Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586)

904-534-6168

E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com

Edited by Sgt Johnson

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