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Thanks for taking the time to visit the Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers website. Our site is continuing to grow. Here you will find information on:  Pirate and Privateer History, Events, Naval Arts & Crafts, Seamanship, Mini-Brigantine Boat Building, Games, Forums and a whole lot more!



The Shady Isle Pirates are an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia.

Our mission is to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable and cultural organizations by experiencing maritime culture and arts from a hands-on re-enactment approach.

In addition, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, dance and traditional music. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies raised are donated to nautical heritage sites, charitable organizations and cultural projects in our community and abroad.



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We are always looking for nautically minded individuals who are interested in "messing-about" in boats, sharing nautical traditions such as music and shanty singing, costuming, learning the art of sword-fighting or participating in festivals and raising money or volunteering for local charity events and nautical heritage organizations.

Interested? http://join.shadyislepirates.com

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Ward's ship from Pepys Manuscript


The Shady Isle Pirates once again returned to for the City Of Richmond's, Ship-To-Shore 2013. 

The event spanned over three days and featured two full-venues full of  classic boats and ships, both at the historic Britannia Heritage Shipyard and at Imperial Landing. 

For the third year in a row, speactators could relive the days when Richmond's Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world.
This year's Ships to Shore event moved right into Steveston Village. A small flotilla of tall ships and other sailing ships and historical vessels of note were on display and available for free public boarding at Imperial Landing & Britannia Heritage Shipyard 
Tallships included:  The Adventuress, and HMCS Oriole. In all more than a dozen different classic ships were in attendance, our pirate brethern Buccaneers of the Blackfleet, invading Britannia Shipyard, had their mermaids in tow for a quick snack.....er... ok.. we let them go. 
Once again, the mini-brigs delighted thousands of festival goers, and when not in boats, the Shady Isle Pirates sang shanties along the dock.
For more info: http://www.richmond-news.com/community/setting-sail-for-steveston-s-annual-ship-festival-1.497428
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Shady Isle Pirates 2013 Ship To Shore Richmond BC Ironfist
Shady Isle Pirates 2013 RIchmond BC
Shady Isle Pirates 2013 Ship To SHore
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Shady Isle Pirates & Buccaneers Of The Black Fleet
The Shady Isle Pirates With the Buccanneers Of The Blackfleet

The Shady Isle Pirates Return For the 2013 - 117th Ladner May Days Celebration!

Held in Memorial Park just steps from historic Ladner Village, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896) is one of British Columbia's largest free  and oldest family fairs. Celebrating the 117th annual tradition the Shady Isle Pirates returned to May Days and brought the mini-brigs  Liberte and Adventure, along withd an array of educational displays on West Coast Rum Running, and the ships Melanope and Malahat .
In addition, the Shady Isle Pirates had a hands-on working morse-code Telegraph, like those similar in the 1920's, that you could try  and send a secret message between the Malahat and the Vancouver base statuon.  
Lastly, the Pirates also had a hands-on craft activity, where kids could make pirate buttons and/or cork ship models. The cork models were a huge hit with kids and adults alike and hundreds of cork boats and models were built!!

Special thanks & big huzzah to our sponsors - Industrial Steel & Manufacturing Inc.!

Shady Isle Pirates 2013 Ladner May Days
Ladner May Days Shady Isle Pirates


Shady Isle Pirates 2013 Ladner May Days


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