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The Pirates Are Coming! The Pirates of the Dark Rose Return to The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce's Windjammer Days!


The Pirates Are Coming! The Pirates of the Dark Rose Return to The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce's Windjammer Days!
Boothbay Harbor, Maine  (May 21 , 2013)— The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the motley gang of pillaging Pirates of the Dark Rose are returning to Windjammer Days.  In addition to many other fun events, this year at the Festival the pirates will try to fend off the British in commemoration of the War of 1812.

At the 51st annual Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay Harbor, Maine,  the Pirates of the Dark Rose will perform a puppet show, engage in duels and offer cannon lessons. The gang of pirates will also be recruiting kids and adults to train to be pirates. 

The pirate training will cover-

·         The pirate flag, the ”Jolly Rodger”
·         The Pirate  Articles 
·         Pirate Food
·         Cutlass Lessons
·         Pirate Dentistry  (Tooth Worms Removed)
·         Pirate Weapons – grappling hooks, axes, and flintlocks
·         Intimidation or  “Vaporing” as it’s called to scare the prey

Pirate training is an effort to recruit people to help during the big event when the pirates will try to keep their lawless ways alive by fending off a  British invasion attack on Boothbay Harbor Public Landing.

The two dozen pirates, and a few companion parrots as well, sail on the 55-foot gaff top-sail yawl, the S/V Must Roos, complete with thundering cannon on the top deck and carronades on the lower deck.  The company is operated by Tomm Tomlinson, alias “Tom Crudbeard,” who, along with his wife, master falconer Barbara Tomlinson, alias, “Bloodthirsty Barbara".  Tomlinson says the group “truly is a gang of murderous cutthroats.”

This year The Sarah Mead, a friendship sloop, will be joining the gang of pirates for the attack.  Captains Nate and Randy will have the ship decked out in pirate paraphernalia and help  Captaind Crudbeard stop the British.

To help everyone get in the spirit, the Chamber will be selling kids pirate attire during Windjammer Days such as  hats, patches, t-shirts and gold medallions so they can join in the fun.  Kids will also have the opportunity to meet Oreo, the pirate bird.   
The 2013 Windjammer Days is scheduled to take place June 25 & 26, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th.
To see last year's pirate attack visit Pirate Attack 2012
The annual Windjammer Days Festival will feature its classic line-up of events, which include a One Design Boat Race; Windjammer Days Golf Tournament fundraiser for Community Fireworks, the hometown street parade; an antique boat parade of more than 30 boats; 2nd Annual Artists Alley; 10 waterfront concerts; tours of the USCG and Maine State Aquarium; Kid’s tent; 2-day craft show; boat excursions; and a spectacular firework display over the harbor.   Visitors can enjoy a complimentary 2-day shuttle during the festival.
To learn more about Windjammer Days and to get the complete schedule of events, visit the Chamber's Website at or find us on Facebook.
Windjammer Days 2013 is presented by Maine Magazine and The Brand Company and includes the following sponsors: Fisherman’s Wharf Inn, Tugboat Inn, Boothbay Harbor Inn members of the Lafayette Group, 94.9 WHOM, WMTW News 8 ABC, Pepsi, Amtrak Downeaster, Lincoln County Healthcare, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, First Federal Savings, The Thistle Inn, McSeagull’s Restaurant, Rocktide Inn, KeyBank, J. Edward Knight Insurance, Hall Funeral Homes, The First, Flagship Inn & Suites, Boothbay Region Land Trust, BRCTV Channel 7, Marshall Tent and Event Rental, Hannaford, Brown’s Wharf Restaurant Motel and Marina, Cabbage Island Clam Bakes, O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC, Capt. Terry Arford & Jon R. Doyle, Esq., Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza, Bath Savings Intuition, PFBF, Kaler’s Restaurant, Paul E. Luke Boatyard, Southport Island Marine, LLC, Ocean Point Marina, Edgecomb Boat Works, Inc., Boothbay Region Boatyard, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Topside Inn, A Maine Wedding, Five Gables Inn, Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront, Lee & Michael Wygant, Atomic Studios, Maine State Aquarium, Hodgdon Island Inn, Wiscasset Ford, Tile Connection & Cottage Connection, Pat Farrin & Sons, Good n' You Fuel & Service, Spruce Point Inn, Maine Made and More, Gray’s Homestead Oceanfront Campground, The Boothbay Register, Central Maine Pyrotechnics, Boothbay Region Y-Arts Chorus, Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay Fire Department, US Coast Guard, Coastal Shipping, Captain Peter Ripley, Tidal Transit Kayak, Hay Val Charters, Town of Boothbay, Town of Boothbay Harbor, Town of Southport, Balmy Days Cruises, Lincoln Arts Festival, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Blake Builders, Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch & Cruises and Waterfront Inn, Maine Island Trail Association, The Boothbay Sea & Science Center, The Life Flight Foundation, The Rowe Family Bowling Alley, Barbara Rumsey, Boothbay Region Historical Society, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, Boothbay Harbor Police Department, Boothbay Harbor Fire Department and Pottle Realty.
For more information about this year’s Boothbay Windjammer Days Festival, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-633-2353 or visit the Chamber’s website:


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