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Jack Sparrow at Fort de Chartres
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2longhunt
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Jack Sparrow at Fort de Chartres Reply with quote

We were at the Fort this past weekend and people were mentioning that a guy was dressed as Cap. Jack. We wanted to get a picture with him but could never find him. Do any of you have a good picture that was taken at Fort de Chartres of Cap. Jack Sparrow? If so, would you be willing to email me it? Some one also said they thought there was a tent named the "Black Pearl" there. Maybe that was his.

Thank you very much.

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D.S. Bradshaw
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, he was there and showed up at our pyrate camp briefly (the Mercury Crewe) on Staurday. I have viewed the photos that were taken in our camp and so far far nothing with Jack in them.

You have to understand though, we have seen dozens of Jack Sparrow impersonators so when one shows up it is no big deal to pyrates.

I think he was just a day-tripper though, I didn't see him on Sunday.

He did do a pretty decent portrayal I will say. The kids love it and that's what counts.

I'll ask my crewe mates if anyone got some good shots for you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be Kenny the Blacksmith. His sutlery is called the Black Pearl.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D.S. Bradshaw wrote:
Yes, he was there and showed up at our pyrate camp briefly (the Mercury Crewe) on Staurday. I have viewed the photos that were taken in our camp and so far far nothing with Jack in them.

You have to understand though, we have seen dozens of Jack Sparrow impersonators so when one shows up it is no big deal to pyrates.

I think he was just a day-tripper though, I didn't see him on Sunday.

He did do a pretty decent portrayal I will say. The kids love it and that's what counts.

I'll ask my crewe mates if anyone got some good shots for you.


Ok, thanks I appreciate it Mr. Bradshaw.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw him. He did have the impression down pretty good from what I saw. The "eeeewww, I have a bug on me" reactions, and the flailing arms and such. I didnt get close enough to hear him talk, but his body language was much like holyweird.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing from our crewe so far, still waiting for some responses from others.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, no-one from our crewe got any pictures of Jack Sparrow this time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres been a few spotted in Michigan too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Jack Reply with quote

I saw him at DeChartres too. Wentzville, Mo had a Ren Fair and he appeared there as well. The organizers also run a Pirate Fest and he was hired on the spot to be at that. He was good at what he does. Hollywierd can be fun but I'll take historical accuracy, thank you very much. Look up Pirate Fest in Wentzville MO and odds are you'll be able to find him there. Kenny's a great guy and would make a dandy pirate but this wasn't him.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirates? Uh, isn't DeChartres like 800 miles from the ocean?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like I told one of the staff at Fort Watauga back in May, if you really want a big turnout of visitors, just host an event and call it "Pirates of Scyamore Shoals". The Scheile Museum in Gastonia, NC did that. But in all fairness, they are only 20 miles or so from Lake Norman.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Mario"]Pirates? Uh, isn't DeChartres like 800 miles from the ocean?


Mario[/quote]

Yes, it's pretty far from the ocean, but it's right on the Mississippi river, so don't rule out those "river pirates".

Just having fun, Mario.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delivery of goods from New Orleans up the Mississippi was done by seamen and boats, so the fact of the matter is, many sailors had been involved in certain acts of piracy or privateering.

We don't need permission from the chosen few to have fun over here. The Fort personnel are glad to have us and we are there to have fun and get people to come out and visit the fort. Apparently it works as we keep getting invited back. Next year we may get caught and have to stand trial.

There is always the tug-o-war we sponsor if you nancy-pansies back east wanna bring your easy chairs and watch while we drag all comers to their fate. (Heh Heh Heh)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...Apparently it works as we keep getting invited back."

Yeah - that's one of the reasons why the June fort is universally regarded as one of the heartland's "foremost pre-1974 events." (Thanks Phil for the citation!)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn! I sure hope this site doesn't end up like the "other" site. I have had enough holier than thou attitudes this year to last me a friggin lifetime.
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