May Pirate weekend on the Santa Maria, Columbus, OH

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The dates for this year's event are the weekend of May 18th and 19th. As usual the ship will be available for participants to stay aboard on the night of Friday the 17th (as well as Saturday night).

Last May we had a record attendance for participants (Around 50, with almost 40 staying aboard the ship for the weekend), and public attendance/spectator numbers were the highest for the event ever. We hope to keep this positive motion going.... Specially consider after this May, there will be the September TLAPD weekend on the ship, and then a hiatus. The ship will be closed for the 2014 season as the river will undergoing some heavy dredging and mild redirection, which will cause the need for the ship to be moved. At this time we are uncertain if the ship will be reopened for the 2015 season (or perhaps a half season) or if things will resume in 2016.... But we are confident things will resume within a year or two.

So for all those who have been wanting to come out for this event, this is the time to do it (or September), because after that your next chance may be a year or more out. We've already have about 20 folks determined to make it, and we expect those numbers to jump significantly over the next few months leading up to the event.

As usual we have the Facebook group page for discussion about the event, and anything of particular note that is raised there will be reposted here, as will any good suggestions or ideas posted here be reposted to the Facebook page.

The Event Web Page link, which as of this post has not been updated yet (but will hopefully be soon). Here is a direct link to the pages on the web site containing information more geared towards participants. As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or concerns, don't hesitate to post here or contact me as you would prefer.


P.S. The dates for the September are 21-22.

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The CIty of Columbus is going to take out a dam and reroute the river where it flows through downtown. We have received word that the ship will not be open in 2014 or 2015. If you always planned on coming to one of our pirate events then you had better come to the May or September events.

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