Avast mates…have an ear in this direction! There’s a rumour that 2017 will hold a new adventure into yet another Louisiana Community! It’s near New Orleans, has some interesting history, home to local celebrities, has a lovely Library or two (oi, we don’t just read, some o’ us even write!)… Likely happening the first Saturday o’ the Gathering (25 March).… read on, mate!
“Pieces o’ Eight” was our banner for 2016 – our 8th official year o’ NOLA Pyrate Week – and what an adventure it was! New mates, new places, new monkeys…and finally connecting in person with some mates after many years! Our jolly crew was accompanied by our Master Gunner Weston ‘Irish’ Hurd (ye may catch him aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler on the Chalmette tour) and our Ship’s Mate Copper Otter (who’s fingers are always busy making something wonderful & shiny) on her first adventure into the Gulf States!… read on, mate!
This Saturday (April 2) from 11am to 5pm, we invade the Downtown Marina in Houma, La. Great spot right a the junction o’ Bayou Terrebonne & the Intracoastal… music, artisans, food & Pyrates! Special guests from Anelas Wellness Center will offer chair massage with proceeds going to support Keep Terrebonne Beautiful.… read on, mate!
“Take Photos, Tell Stories” – that’s the byline o’ Professional Photographer (and our crewmate) Robert ‘Quicksilver’ Warren – and he lives up to every word.The National Portrait Gallery displays only 1400 images. In 1930 it’s estimated one Billion photos were taken. Instagram users post more than 70 Million images per day!… read on, mate!
Barthelemy Lafon – an Engineer, Architect, Pyratical mate o’ the Laffites and relation to Capt. Swallow, would one day be known as “The Architect Of New Orleans” for designing many buildings in the Vieux Carré, the design o’ the CBD, St. Charles Ave. and the Lower Garden District (it was he who named the Muses streets).… read on, mate!
Things are coming together for the grand finale to NOLA Pyrate Week – our second annual “Houma Pyrate Day”! Our thanks to our designated charity partner, Keep Terrebonne Beautiful and the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government for their support. Extra special thanks to our Crew mate, Capt.… read on, mate!