The Shady Isle Pirates once again returned to for the City Of Richmond's, Ship-To-Shore 2014.
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 foruth 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,HMCS Oriole, Schooner Zodiac and the Gaia. This year, we were joined by the Royal Canadian Navy with two Orca class patrol boats. In all more than a dozen different classic ships were in attendance, our pirate brethern Buccaneers of the Blackfleet, invaded Britannia Hertiage Shipyard. We were quick to sail down and capture their Captain, Gunpowder Gertie.
Once again, the mini-brigs delighted thousands of festival goers, and when not in boats, the Shady Isle Pirates sang shanties, conducted sword fights and entertained the crowds of nearly 100,000 along the dock with pirate shaningans all throughout the festival.
The Shady Isle Pirates Mini-Brigs Liberte and Adventure in battle!
Miss Teen BC 2013-2014 Rebecca Ketler and Blackstone Cherry at
Richmond Ship-to-Shore 2014
The Shady Isle Pirates Entertained Tens of Thousands of Festival Goers at
Ship To Shore Richmond 2014
The Shady Isle Pirates Aboard the Schooner Zodiac at Richmond Ship To Shore 2014
The Shady Isle Pirates Mini-Brigs,
Adventure and Liberte sail past the schooner Zodiac