The Seattle, Washington Seafair Pirates are a voluntary group of people started in 1949 by the members of the Washington State Press Club. They joined together with other community leaders to create Seattle's first Seafair Festival in 1950.
The Seafair Pirates was founded in 1949 by some of the younger members of the Ale & Quail Society. The group was created to help provide some entertainment and to promote the Seafair festival in Seattle, Washington. The Seafair Pirates are a dedicated group who take their roles as pirates seriously. There is a rigorous process to even being considered when joining the group, as they only want individuals who will dedicate themselves. They are present at the Seafair parades during the summer months, and the boom of their cannons warn the crowd that they are coming.
... The Seafair Pirates command two ships ... In 2006, the pirates acquired themselves a hydroplane, the U-37, better known as the Miss Seattle ... as the U-8 Llumar Window Film, and has won the 2005 Seafair Chevrolet Cup (and two other races outside Seattle) and also won the 2006 Seafair Cheverolet Cup ...
Famous quotes containing the word pirates:
“Well, you Yankees and your holy principle about savin the Union. Youre plunderin pirates thats what. Well, you think theres no Confederate army where youre goin. You think our boys are asleep down here. Well, theyll catch up to you and theyll cut you to pieces you, you nameless, fatherless scum. I wish I could be there to see it.”
—John Lee Mahin (19021984)