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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The winds that began yesterday signaling the coming storm have settled a little, and the heavy rains which began sheeting off the sea, across the grounds, and slamming en masse on the south side of the Keeper’s House until about 1pm, have all but stopped. The seas however continue to build, as is often the case, as the six-foot rollers become more organized, helped further by the incoming tide. They are increasingly eyeing the boundaries of their reach, the edges of the front lawn, with licked lips.

A fitting scenario fer, Arrrr! It be “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”!
Check out their site here: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html
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Personally, I think every day should be Pirate Day. And here’s some coverage from ABCNews…

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/international-talk-pirate-days-10th-anniversary-celebrated/story?id=17270246#.UFoRg9AsBhE

And you can change your facebook “language” to “Pirate” by going into your account settings, clicking on “language”, click on “edit”, scroll down to “English – Pirate”, and hit save. It’s unbelievably fun.

Pirates and Lighthouses have long enjoyed an interesting relationship, including the lore that they would frequently extinguish a light in an attempt to disorient, and even wreck some ships, although there is little evidence of this. Here’s a link to an interesting article, “Pirates, Shipwrecks and Lighthouses” that ran in Lighthouse Digest Magazine

http://www.foghornpublishing.com/Digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=2928



Posted is a snap of a family aboard the HMS Bounty a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t resist re-posting this snap of F/V Phantom’s Captain Nick Lemieux and wife Belinda’s boys, Ryan and Jackson, from the recent Eastport Pirate Festival

So grab some grog and your cutlass, and let out a good strong Arrrrr! You’ll feel better.

Half mile long ribbons of foam, running parallel to one another and in the linear direction of the waves, now serve to allow me to see more clearly the size of the rollers, maybe reaching 8 feet and separated by distances of about twenty yards, longer than I recall seeing in the past. As they roll by, undulating across the surface of the belly of the sea, the off-white ribbons rising and falling with the massive passing mounds of water reminds me of those people that can roll their tongues, or their stomachs, only in slow-motion.

The Bell clangs. The Horn sounds. And the Light shines. Good Enuf.

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3 Responses to “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”

  1. Arthur says:

    Do not confuse pirates with wreckers. Their methods were different but both were progressives with shared goals and objectives, that of fairness, fair re-distribution of wealth. Pirates and wreckers still exist today. They now dress and talk like everyone else and are using more subtle deceptive methods disguised as hope and change and in the name of fairness strive to take advantage of an ill-informed ignorant and uneducated public.

  2. Joe Dowling says:

    Bill, I have not seen any posts here or on facebook for quite some time. Are there problems brewing on the island?

    • Dave Corbett says:

      Joe,
      Thanks so much for your interest in our Lighthouse. By way of explanation as to why you see no more postings from Bill please be advised that the “Lighthouse Endeavor” formerly terminated on September 30. This was a one year project to help raise funds for Little River Light and its on going struggle to maintain the house,tower,boathouse,and island. Unfortunately, the cost of the Lighthouse Endeavor Project outstripped the funds donated or gathered .

      Bill has however regrouped and now will be online as the “Downeast Endeavor” as far as we know. Look for further information from Bill at a future date.

      Please be advised that you can follow the Little River Lighthouse on Facebook and http://www.LittleRiverLight.org. You will be able to keep abreast of all aspects of our light. Donations may also be made at these locations. Be sure to watch for our open houses during the summer of 2013.

      David Corbett
      President
      Friends of Little River Light.

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