Starting Sunday, July 9, the Museum of Coastal Carolina will have a full week of pirate programming. Activities include:
- Pancakes with Pirates
- 18th Century Sailors or ‘A Pirate’s Life for Me’
- Swashbuckling Sisters: Women In Piracy
- Pirates of the Carolinas
- Comedy Sword Fighting Shows with Shadow Players
- Black Sails Adventures and Oak Island pirates on site for meet and greets all day Thursday and Friday
- Daily programs include pirate themed crafts and a pirate scavenger hunt
Pirates are an important part of the maritime history of the Carolinas. Since the late 1500’s the Outer Banks have been a hotbed of piratical activities. The nearness of the gulf stream combined with shallow waters and sandbars made the Outer Banks an ideal location for piracy.
Pirate Week is coordinated by Jamie Justice, Education Manager in collaboration with the Town of Ocean Isle Beach. Jamie received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Marine and Coastal Education and Coastal Management from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.